The standard, scope and pattern of the paper was good and the quality of the items compared well with those of the previous years. The questions were well framed in simple language. The items as well as the rubrics were unambiguous. The paper tested the candidates in the following areas:
- knowledge of terminologies and conventions in Physics;
- recall of the definition of terms and statements of the laws;
- understanding of the fundamental theories of Physics;
- comprehension of the relationship between physical quantities;
- description of experimental procedure;
- handling of simple numerical problems.
The marking scheme was quite clear and comprehensive.
The performance of the candidates was fair compared to those of previous years.
The candidates’ population of 137,127 recorded a raw mean score of 16 and a standard deviation of 10.10 as against a raw mean score of 15 and a standard deviation of 9.36 in the November/December 2008 WASSCE with a candidature of 152,599.