Chemistry Paper 2 (Practical), WASSCE (SC), 2018

General Comments



The standard of the paper was high and compared favourably with those of the previous years. The questions were unambiguous and within the scope of the examination syllabus. The marking scheme was fair to all candidates and was unambiguous.

It was reported that the performance of the candidates was below average and was worse than WASSCE for School Candidates, 2017 with a raw mean score of 47.0 and standard deviation of 16.0 compared to a raw mean score of 29.0 and standard deviation of 13.78 for WASSCE for School Candidates, 2018. The total number of candidates that sat the examination was 728,998.