Physics (Essay) Paper 3, WASSCE (PC 2ND), 2019

General Comments on the paper as a whole

The standard of the paper compared favorably with previous years. The questions were clear, distinctive and devoid of ambiguity. Also, the performance of candidates compares favourably with previous years. However, the performance as usual separates the candidates into the good, the bad and the ugly.
The rubrics were clear and in simple language. The marking schemes were adequate with no ambiguity. The various domains of assessment were adequately covered.
The candidates’ raw mean score of 13 out of 50 and a standard deviation of 06.32 with a candidature of 46,526 indicates a poor performance than that of WASSCE for Private Candidate 2018, which recorded a raw mean score of 14 out of 50 marks and a standard deviation of 08.06 with a candidature of 54,614.