The non-profit organization responsible for the conduct of this year’s WASSCE for school candidates has disclosed what will make a candidate sitting for Integrated Science on August 3 score additional marks for free.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has scheduled to officially start the theory aspect of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) on August 3, 2020, for all candidates in the country.
Prospective candidates in Ghana will on Monday, August 3, 2020 sit for Integrated Science 1 & 2 (Essay and Objectives). The Monday subject paper is among some few subjects Ghanaian students usually fail every year during the conduct of the WASSCE for school candidates.
But, Georgeweb.org assure all candidates that 2020 will be different from the past years which candidates had failed. Even though the outbreak of COVID-19 halted academic activities for some months but we are of the belief that things will be normal until the end of the examination on September 5, 2020.
As we all know, the majority of Ghanaian candidates find it difficult to pass subjects like Integrated Science, English Language and the almighty Mathematics. They fail in-class test, end of term examination and WASSCE.
A WAEC chief examiner has disclosed what candidates can do this year to skip failing the forthcoming Monday, August 3, 2020 subject paper. The WAEC examiner revealed some three tips to score additional marks from the Council.
1. Improvement in the spelling and usage of scientific terms: The examiner said in 2018 WASSCE, this was a noted feature in the response of candidates for Integrated Science, Biology, General Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry which led to their success in the examination.
The organization’s mechanism for marking West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) Integrated Science scripts has not changed, this year’s candidates can also follow suit and pass with ease.
2. Improper usage of the English Language: He said this negatively affected the performance of candidates for Biology, Crop Husbandry and Horticulture, General Agriculture and Integrated Science.
The Examiner added that Candidates were consequently unable to express themselves properly in their responses. If you are a candidate work on your weak area in English.
3. Understand the demand of the question: Candidates for Integrated Science, General Agriculture, Physics, Chemistry and Crop Husbandry and Horticulture who seem not to understand the demands of the question
consequently provides inadequate answers.
The Council encourages candidates to read through all questions carefully and understand the demand of each question before selecting the ones to answer correctly.
In determining the requirements of a question, candidates are to take note of keywords such as When, State, Describe, Calculate, Compare, Contrast, Define, Discuss, Identify, Illustrate and Summarise.