Physics (Essay) Paper 2 WASSCE (SC), 2016




- Failure to determine components of the velocity of a projectile at its maximum height.

- Difficulty in identifying parts of a cathode ray tube.

- Vague knowledge about rockets.

- Vague knowledge in topics like atomic structure, waves quantum theory and radioactivity.

- Inability to o correctly explain the term net force


o correctly state the principle of conservation of linear momentum as well as give relevant examples.

o recognize the relationship between impulse and change of momentum.


Based on the observed weaknesses, the Chief Examiners recommended as follows:

- Effective coverage of the syllabus by the teacher;

- Candidates should study and not read Physics;

- Qualified and experienced teachers should be posted to schools;

- Government should equip school laboratories with apparatus for effective learning.