Physics (Essay) Paper 2 WASSCE (PC), 2018

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. The rubrics in the question paper were clear and easy to understand. All domains of learning featured significantly in the paper. The questions were well framed in simple language without ambiguity. Candidates’ performance was not encouraging as compared to previous years. The marking scheme was detailed and specific.

The time allotted was adequate. The candidates’ raw mean score of 23 out of 60 and a standard deviation of 06.27 with a candidature of 5520 indicates a bad performance than that of WASSCE for Private Candidate 2017, when a raw mean score of 28 out of 60 marks and a standard deviation of 10.64 with a candidature of 63546 was recorded