Physics (Essay) Paper 2 May/June 2015

General Comments

The standard of the paper was good and comparable to those of previous years.  The coverage of the syllabus was wide and extended to include newly introduced topics.  The paper tested recall of concepts, comprehension and the application of such concepts to solving some numerical problems. 

The questions were well framed in simple language without any ambiguity.  The rubrics were clear and marking scheme detailed and easy to follow and understand.

The time allotted was adequate.  The performance of the candidates was slightly better than that of the same examination in 2014.   Candidature of 658,393 recorded a raw mean score of 19 and a standard deviation of 09.90 as against a raw mean score of 16 and a standard deviation of 08.77 recorded in the May/June 2014 WASSCE with a candidature of 685,669.