The standard of the paper was high and compared favourably with those of previous years. The
questions were unambiguous and within the scope of the syllabus. While the marking scheme was
exhaustive and flexible, the performance of the candidates was slightly poorer than that of the
previous year with a mean score of 18 and a standard deviation of 08.06 compared with a raw
mean score of21 and a standard deviation of 08.54 for the Nov/Dec. 2009 WASSCE.