Further Mathematics is one of the most difficult subjects in Senior secondary school level. Often times, candidates shy away from this subject due to its complexity and rigorous calculations. Some students have gone as far as changing their course from Engineering to other science related courses that do not require further mathematics as a requirement for admission.
Candidates sitting for the West African Examination Council (WAEC) often fail this subject in their WASSCE because they lack adequate preparation. The best and simplest method of passing Further Mathematics in WAEC or NECO is studying hard and most importantly, knowing the compulsory questions that WAEC examiners test students on the subject, that is why we have listed the 20 most compulsory WAEC topics in Further Mathematics for you to test yourself on.
The importance of Further Mathematics as a requirement for admission into various higher institution can not be over emphasized. In most higher institutions, candidates seeking to study Engineering courses require that they pass Further Mathematics and English language. However, there are some courses offered in higher institutions that do not require Further Mathematics or a Credit pass as a requirement for applying though they are just a few.
Passing Further Mathematics in WAEC is very simple so long as you are prepared for the questions ahead. Getting prepared as a result of being aware of the most likely Further Maths questions in WAEC makes it even easier to pass.
The most likely topics listed below are compulsory topics in both Objective (Obj) and theory. To further break it down, we highlighted the most common topics under objective and theory for ease of understanding. Knowing the most compulsory topics in Further Mathematics for WAEC is not enough as adequate preparedness is key to passing Further Maths in your exam that is why you are advised to get past questions and and answer papers and test yourself on the under-listed topics below to ascertain your strengths and weaknesses.
WAEC examiners are very smart, they know it is very possible to attempt all questions adequately with the allotted time so they present you with time wasters that carries equal marks with other simpler and direct ones. In this case, you are advised to skip them and come back to re attempt after you are done with the much simpler and straightforward questions. However, strengths and weaknesses differ so if you know you are very good at word problems, you could go ahead with it when tested with one.
One last thing to note is that different marks are allotted to different questions. In the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and NECO, questions on Solid and Plane Geometry equally carries a high mark but can be time wasting too so you must maintain a balance when solving questions on this topic.
Much has been said not just about the 20 compulsory topics in Further Mathematics examination but how to attempt them and which question must be given priority in the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination. Now i will be listing the 20 most common WAEC topics in Further Mathematics you must come across in both Objective and theory section. These topics when mastered MUST guarantee you a distinction in Further Mathematics in WASSCE or any examination in Nigeria or abroad.
20 Most Compulsory WASSCE & NECO Topics in Further Mathematics Examination
- Binary Operations
- Logical Reasoning
- Polynomial Functions
- Rational Functions
- Indices and Logarithmic Functions
- Permutation and Combinations.
- Binomial Theorem
- Sequences and Series
- Matrices and Linear Transformation
- Co-ordinate Geometry
- Statistics and Probability
- Vectors and Mechanics
Please take the above topics very seriously. If you are willing and determined to pass Further Maths in WAEC or NECO, your mastery of the 20 compulsory topics with the approved WAEC text book for senior secondary school and attempts on various past questions would do you a lot of positives in passing this subject.
Do you have any questions as regards the above? please reach out to us via the comment section below and we shall respond immediately. Note that the most likely NECO and WASSCE topics for Further Mathematics examination listed above does not mean you should avoid other topics, remember that the examiner isn’t testing you for Further Maths topics in SS 3 classes only but on all Further Maths topics ranging from SS 1 first term to the completion of your SS3. It is as a result of its cumbersomeness that i thought it necessary to list the exact topics that must come out yearly after thorough research.
Best of luck to all aspirants.