The paper compared favourably with those of previous years in standard, the skills tested and the coverage of the prescribed examination syllabus. The questions were straight forward and clearly itemized to ease comprehension. The rubrics were clear and the marking scheme was quite flexible and exhaustive.
The performance of the candidates were lower than that of the previous year. The candidates’ population of 189,358 had a raw mean score of 16 and a standard deviation of 8.89 as against a raw mean score of 24 and a standard deviation of 8.94 in the November/December 2008 WASSCE with a candidate population of 214,277.