SSS3 Scheme of Work

The Senior Secondary School 3 (SSS3)  Unified Scheme of Work by the Lagos State Government Ministry of Education in Nigeria, to serve as a guideline for educators to plan and execute teaching activities for the final secoondary school year.

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Senior Secondary School 3 (SSS3) in Nigeria is an important study year that prepares students to transition from secondary school to higher education and the professional world. As the final year of secondary school, SSS3 focuses on preparing students for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The Lagos State unified scheme of work for SSS3 is a key part of senior secondary education in Nigeria. It offers a structured and thorough plan to help students succeed in the WASSCE by covering essential subjects like Mathematics, English Language, and the Sciences, along with elective subjects that match students’ interests and career goals. This balanced approach ensures students gain a deep and broad understanding of the material needed for the WASSCE and future challenges.

The Lagos state unified scheme of work for SSS3 involves an intensive review of what students have learned in previous years, ensuring they understand core concepts well. A major part of SSS3 is dedicated to WASSCE preparation, including regular mock exams, practice tests, and review sessions with past exam questions. This helps students get used to the exam format, manage their time effectively, and reduce anxiety, all of which improve their performance.

SSS3 students gain the knowledge, confidence, and abilities they need to excel in the WASSCE and beyond through rigorous academic preparation, skill development, career guidance, and holistic growth. This important year not only shapes their academic futures but also prepares them to be future leaders and innovators in Nigeria and the world.

SSS3 Subjects

SSS3 students in Nigeria typically study a combination of 8 to 11 subjects, including both core and elective subjects. This structure ensures a well-rounded education that prepares students for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and their future academic or career paths.

All students, regardless of their stream, are required to study the following core subjects:

  • English Language
  • Mathematics

In addition to the core subjects, students choose elective subjects based on their stream and career aspirations. Below are some common elective subjects within each stream:

Science Subject

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Further Mathematics
  • Agricultural Science
  • Technical Drawing

Arts Subject

  • Literature in English
  • History
  • Government
  • Christian Religious Studies (CRS) or Islamic Religious Studies (IRS)
  • Geography
  • Fine/Visual  Arts

Commercial Subject

  1. Economics
  2. Commerce
  3. Accounting
  4. Business Studies
  5. Geography

Vocational and Trade Subjects

In addition to the academic subjects, students may also take vocational or trade subjects such as:

  1. Computer Studies
  2. Home Management
  3. Food and Nutrition
  4. Entrepreneurship
  5. Agricultural Science (if not taken as a core science subject)

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