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New SHS courses and their subjects

New SHS courses and their subjects

High school education is different from primary education where students study the same subjects throughout their stay in the school.

During the choosing of schools by BECE graduates, each student is expected to choose a course and this course could go a long way to impact on your future.

Most of the time, students don’t know the subjects that are related to the subject they choose in SHS. This article will highlight the courses in SHS and their subjects

The Senior High School (SHS) system in Ghana offers a variety of courses, each with its own set of subjects. The six main courses are:

  • General Arts
  • General Science
  • Business
  • Home Economics
  • Visual Arts
  • Agriculture
  • Technical Studies
Core subjects

All SHS students are required to take the following core subjects:

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Integrated Science
  • Social Studies
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In addition to these core subjects, students will also take a number of elective subjects, depending on the course they have chosen.

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New SHS courses and their subjects
New SHS courses and their subjects

Elective subjects

Here is a list of some of the elective subjects offered in different SHS courses:

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General Arts

  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Elective Mathematics
  • French
  • Literature-in-English
  • Christian Religious Studies
  • Ghanaian Language

General Science

  • Geography
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Elective Mathematics


  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Costing
  • Elective Mathematics

Home Economics

  • Management in Living
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Economics

Visual Arts

  • General Knowledge in Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Textiles
  • Ceramics and Basketry
  • Elective Mathematics
  • Economics


  • Animal Husbandry
  • Crop Science
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Elective Mathematics

Technical Studies

  • Woodwork
  • Metalwork
  • Electronics
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Building Construction
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Students should choose SHS courses and elective subjects that are aligned with their career aspirations. For example, if a student wants to pursue a career in medicine, they should choose General Science course and take elective subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

It is important to note that the specific elective subjects offered by SHSs may vary. Students should contact the SHSs they are interested in to learn more about the specific courses and subjects offered.

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