You can Download West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Physics Detailed Syllabus for Senior Secondary School here.
SCHEME OF EXAMINATION
There are three papers – papers 1,2,& 3. All the papers are compulsory.
Paper – 1 consists of 50 multiple choice questions carrying 50 marks and the paper is to be finished in 1 hour 15 minutes.
Paper – 2 consists of 2 sections carrying total 60 marks to be completed in 90 minutes. Section I comprises of 7 short-structured questions. Candidates can answer any five and score 15 marks. Section II comprises of five essay questions out of which the candidates can answer any three to get 45 marks.
Paper – 3 Practical test with three questions and the candidates are to answer any two in 2 hr 45 minutes.
DISTRIBUTION OF THE MAJOR TOPICS IN PHYSICS OVER THE THREE YEARS – NIGERIA
Concepts of Space, Time and Motion 1. Motion 2. Position, distance and displacement 3. Time 4. Speed and velocity 5. Rectilinear and derived units 6. Scalars and vectors 7. Equations of uniformity accelerated motion 8. Projectiles 9. Equilibrium of forces 10. Simple harmonic motion
Conservation principles 1. Work, energy and power 2. Heat energy 3. Electric charges 4. Linear momentum 5. Mechanical energy 6. Heat energy i. temperature and its measurement ii. heat energy measurement iii. gas laws
Waves 1. Production and propagation of waves 2. Types of waves 3. Properties of waves 4. Light waves 5. Sound waves 6. Application of light and sound waves i. light waves ii. sound waves 7. Electromagnetic waves
Fields 1. Production and description and property of a field 2. Gravitational field 3. Electric field 4. Magnetic field 5. Electromagnetic field 6. Simple A.C Circuit
Quanta 1. Particulate nature of matter 2. Plastic properties of solids 3. Crystal structure 4. Fluids at rest and in motion 5. Molecular theory of matter 6. Models of the action 7. The nucleus 8. Energy quantization 9. Wave – particle paradox