The standard, demands and pattern of the paper compared favourably well with those of the
previous years. The questions and the rubrics were framed in simple language and were
unambiguous. The time allocated was quite adequate. The paper tested candidates':
- familiarity with the use of laboratory apparatus;
- ability to take/read measurement;
- ability to interpret data;
- ability to manipulate/analyse data;
- knowledge of how to record data in acceptable form (composite table);
- ability to plot graphs;
- ability to make deductions;
- understanding ofthe theories behind an experiment.
The marking scheme was quite clear and comprehensive.
The performance of the candidates was slightly better than the previous year. The candidates'
population of 127,326 recorded a raw mean score of 23 with a standard deviation of 9.90 as
against a raw mean score of 21 and a standard deviation of 10.69 in the NovemberlDecember
2009 WASSCE with a candidature of 137,127