WAEC Syllabus for Christian Religious Studies

WAEC Syllabus for Christian Religious Studies. WAEC Syllabus for Christian Religious Studies is available for all candidates who want to participate in the examination. The West African examination council (WAEC) has officially introduced a syllabus that will guide all the WAEC candidates who wish to write the WAEC examination this year. For a very successful WAEC Christian Religious Studies examination for this year, you need to check out the available areas of concentration. It has been divided into sections with chapters, followed by the topics to be covered in preparation for the exams. In the WAEC Syllabus for Christian Religious Studies, you will also see the format of how the WAEC Christian Religious Studies questions will be presented. Jamb form 

There are 2 sections to answer questions from. Paper 1 to 2. Paper 1 is Objective and paper 2 is essay questions. Where paper one (1) carries 1 hour for 40 marks; paper two (2) carries 2 hours for 60 marks.

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This WAEC syllabus is for both the O’level WAEC and General Certificate Examination (GCE) candidates. Final year students in the senior secondary school level and external candidates are eligible to make use of this syllabus and prepare ahead of the examination.  WAEC Syllabus for Christian Religious Studies

See the full detailed information concerning the WAEC Christian Religious Studies Syllabus below.

(May not be taken with Islamic Religious Studies and /or

West African Traditional Religion)


At the end of the three year course of study, the candidate will be expected to;

  1. have knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the religious, cultural, historical and social background of the biblical materials prescribed to be studied;
  2. understand the nature of biblical moral lessons in the selected passages/themes from the Bible and the extent of their relevance and possible application to present day social, political, religious and cultural life and existence; Jamb form 
  3. identify difficulties involved in the application of healthy attitudes, concepts and skills acquired from the Bible in ensuring peaceful co-existence and national development;
  4. demonstrate adequate preparation for higher education through critical thinking and independent work.


There will be two papers, Papers 1and 2, both of which will be a composite paper to be taken at one sitting.

PAPER 1:  Will consist of fifty multiple choice objective questions all of which must be answered within 1 hour for 40 marks.

PAPER 2:   Will consist of nine essay-type questions.  Candidates will be required to answer four questions within 2 hours for 60 marks.

The questions will be arranged in sections as follows:

Section A:  Themes from the Old Testament – four questions.

Section B: Themes from the Synoptic Gospels and the Acts of the Apostle – three questions.

Section C:  Themes from selected Epistles –  two questions.

Candidates will be required to answer four questions in all, choosing at least one question from each section and the fourth question from either Section A or Section B.

The Revised Standard Version of the Bible will be used in setting of questions. Waec Result



Themes from the Old Testament
































































The Sovereignty of God

(a)       God, the Creator

(b)       God, the Controller of the universe


Leadership roles

(a)       Joseph



(b)      Moses





(c)       Joshua


(d)  Deborah


Parental Responsibility

Eli and Samuel



Consequences of Saul’s disobedience



Submission to the will of God

(a)       David’s submission to the will of God

(b)       David’s sin, repentance and forgiveness


Making Decisions

(a)      Solomon’s wisdom



(b)    The unwise decision of Solomon and Rehoboam


Supremacy of God

(a)     Religious tensions during Ahab’s reign


(b)    Elijah at Mount Carmel


Greed and its effects

(a)       Ahab

(b)       Gehazi


Religious reforms

The reign of King Josiah


Concern for one’s  Nation

(a)     The condition of the nation


(b)    Response to the state of the nation




Faith in God

(a)     Faith and courage


(b)    Faith and power


Nature of God

(a)     True religion and social justice – Amos


(b)    God’s divine love – Hosea


Gen. 1; 2




Gen. 37; 1-28, 41: 1-57, 45: 1-15


Exodus 1;2;3;4:1-17;5: 1-5, 22-23; 6: 28-30, 7; 1-7; 14;32: 1-14

Numbers 13:1-33; 14: 1-19


Numbers 27: 15-23

Joshua 1: 1-9


Judges 4


1 Sam 2: 11-36; 3:1-

18; 4: 10-22; 8: 1-5


1 Samuel 15: 1-26; 16: 14-23; 31: 1-13



1 Sam 26;

2 Sam 12: 15-25


1 Kings 3: 3-28; 4: 29-34; 5: 1-12; 8



1 Kings 9; 15-23; 11: 1-13; 12:1-20



1 Kings 16: 29-34; 17: 1-7; 18: 1-19

1 Kings 18: 17-46



1 Kings 21: 1-29

2 Kings 5



2 Kings 22; 23: 1-30



2 Kings 24; 25;1-17


Nehemiah 1; 2: 9-20; 4

Ezra 1; 4; 5: 1-2; 6: 13-22; 7: 1-10



Daniel 3


Daniel 6



Amos 2: 6-8; 4; 5: 1-24; 7: 10-17; 8

Hosea 1; 2; 3; 6

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Themes from the Synoptic Gospels and the Acts Of The Apostles















































Baptism and Temptation of Jesus

(a)     The Baptism



(b)    The Temptation




The Call and Demands of Discipleship






Jesus’ Teaching on forgiveness




The Trials of Jesus

(a)     Jesus at Gethsemane


(b)    Peter’s Denials



(c)     Condemnation of Jesus




The Crucifixion, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus

(a)     Crucifixion and burial




(b)    The Resurrection




Fellowship in the Early Church



The Holy Spirit and the Mission to the Gentiles

(a)     The Holy Spirit at Pentecost

(b)    Mission to the Gentiles


Opposition to the Gospel Message


Matthew 3:13-17

Mark 1: 9-11; Luke 3: 21-22

Matthew 4: 1-11;

Mark 1: 12-13; Luke 4:1-13



Matthew 4: 18-25; 8: 18-22; 9:9-13 ;

Mark 1: 16-20; 2: 13-17; Luke 5: 1-11; 9: 57-63; 14: 25-33


Matthew 6: 12,14-15; 18:21-35




Matthew 26:36-56; Mk 14: 32-52;

Matthew 26: 69-75;

Mark 14: 66-72; Luke 22: 54-62

Matthew 26:47-75

Mark 14: 53-72; Luke 22: 66-71; 23: 1-12




Matthew 27: 32-66

Mark 15: 16-47;

Luke 23: 26-56


Matthew 28:1-10

Mark 16: 1-14; Luke 24: 1-35


Acts 1:15-26; 2:41-47; 4:32-37; 5:1-11; 6:2-6



Acts 2

Acts 9; 11:1-18


Acts 4:1-31; 5:17-42; 6:8-9; 7:1-10; 12:1-24



Themes from selected Epistles

S/N                CONTENTS NOTES






The Epistles of James

(a)     Faith and Works

(b)    Impartiality

(c)     Effective Prayers


The Epistle of 1 Peter

(a)     Good Citizenship

(b)    Christians Living among non-Christians

(c)     Interpersonal Relationship among Christians


James 1: 2-27; 2:14-26

James 2:1-13

James 1: 2-8; 5:13-18



1 Peter 2:13-17

1 Peter 2:1-25

1 Peter 5:1-11

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