Welcome to WASSCE May-June Integrated Science Past Questions
The syllabus and exams set questions have been set by the WASSCE council to covers and embrace the five themes which are: Diversity of Matter, Cycles, Systems, Energy and Interaction of Matter. The five themes form the five sections of the syllabus for each of the three years‟ work. Details of the coverage of the themes are as follows:
Section 1 – Diversity of Matter
Our world has great biological, physical and geological diversity. The study of diversity should enable students to appreciate that there is a great variety of living and non-living things around us and in the world in which we live. They will also recognize that there are common threads that connect all living things and there are unifying factors in the diversity of non-living things that help to classify them. The study of diversity will allow students to appreciate the importance of diversity and the necessity of maintaining it. They will also come to realize that interconnectedness among the living and non-living things are necessary to create harmony in nature.
Section 2 – Cycles
The study of cycles should enable students to recognize that there are repeated patterns of change in nature and understand how these patterns arise. Examples of these cycles include the day and night cycle, life cycles of living things and the recycling of resources. Studying these cycles helps humans to predict events and processes and to understand the Earth as a self-sustaining system.
Section 3 – Systems
The study of systems should enable students to recognize that a system is a whole consisting of parts that work together to perform a function. There are natural and artificial systems. Examples of systems in nature are the digestive and respiratory systems. Examples of artificial systems are electrical systems. A study of these systems allows humans to understand how they operate and how different parts influence and interact with one another to perform a function vital for life.
Section 4 – Energy
The study of energy should enable students to appreciate that energy affects both living and non-living things. It makes change and movement possible in everyday life. There are many forms of energy and one form can be converted to another. Humans use energy in many ways and for many different purposes. Humans are not the only living things that use energy. All living things obtain energy and use it to carry out life processes. The study of this theme will allow students to appreciate the importance and uses of energy and the need to explore and conserve it.
Section 5 – Interactions of Matter
The study of interactions should enable students to appreciate that the interactions between and within systems help humans to better understand the environment and their role in it. There are many types of interactions. There are interactions between the living world and the environment at various levels; i.e. interactions that occur within an organism, between organisms as well as between organisms and the environment. There are also interactions between forces and objects. At the societal level, the interaction of humans with the environment drives the development of Science and Technology. At the same time, Science and Technology influence the way humans interact with their environment. By studying the interactions between humans and the environment, students can better appreciate the consequences of their actions.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 2
- Duration 1 hour
- Skill level Expert
- Language English
- Students 3
- Assessments Yes
Paper One – Objectives
Paper Two – Theory