The standard of the paper compared favourably with those of previous years. Clarity of the rubrics and flexibility of the marking scheme were maintained. The questions were clearly itemized, unambiguous and easily comprehensible.
The performance of the candidates was better than that of the previous year. The candidate population of 189,358 had a raw mean score of 24 and a standard deviation of 13.42 as against a raw mean score of 21 and a standard deviation of 11.89 recorded in the November/December 2008 WASSCE with candidature of 214,277.