New Zealand Scholarship Health and Physical Education

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Health and Physical Education assessment specification

Scholarship Performance Standard (93501) Health and Physical Education
Method of assessment Submitted report
For year 2022

Specific information

Familiarity with the New Zealand Scholarship Health and Physical Education resources, including the descriptors in the Performance Standard, is essential.

Format of the assessment

Candidates produce a report that critically evaluates one or more aspects of a document selected from the list below. The documents are all significant to New Zealand and are underpinned by knowledge, theories, and concepts that are embedded in the Health and Physical Education curriculum. Candidates are expected to use the selected document as a platform for analysis and critical thinking of broad and relevant themes. Candidates may refer to more than one of the listed documents within their report. However, it is expected that they will select one as a focus for their critical evaluation, which is a vital component of the report.


Document One

Document Two

Document Three

Document Four 

New Zealand Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy (2019)

Sport NZ's 20202032 Strategic Direction – Every Body Active Plan

Sport NZ's Balance is Better philosophy

Sports NZ's Integrity Framework

The report must be submitted digitally and must:

  • not exceed the equivalent of 26 double-spaced single-sided A4 pages
  • have numbered pages
  • use a font the approximate equivalent of 12pt Arial
  • provide references in an appropriate format, preferably footnotes.

The report may contain images, sketches, diagrams, illustrations, and other forms of graphic representation.

Material obviously in excess of the maximum limit will not be marked. Repeated or extraneous material may be seen as evidence of flawed communication.

Appendices to the report must contain only selected relevant information that is directly referred to in the report, e.g. a questionnaire or brief video. Appendices are included in the 26-page limit.

Note: Reports will not be returned to candidates.

Submission and authenticity

Please refer to the External Assessment Submission Instructions for NZ Scholarship Health and Physical Education (PDF, 433KB) for more information relating to the upload of candidate digital reports.

Health and Physical Education resources

The links below are resources to help teachers and students understand what is required for success in New Zealand Scholarship.

Performance standard

Exam materials (question books, resource books, reports, schedules, etc)

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