New Zealand Scholarship Health and Physical Education

On this page:

Health and Physical Education assessment specification

Health and Physical Education resources

See also: 

Assessment reports

Examination timetable and submission dates

Selecting a Scholarship report topic 

Health and Physical Education assessment specification

Scholarship Performance Standard (93501) Health and Physical Education
Method of assessment Submitted report
For year 2023

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: New Zealand Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy (2019)

Document Two: Sport NZ's Every Body Active: Strategic plan 2020–2024

Document Three: Sports NZ's Women and Girls Strategy

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 instructions

Submission instructions for NZ Scholarship Health and Physical Education will be available to schools in Term 3.

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)

2022 exam materials (ZIP, 1.6MB)

2021 exam materials (ZIP, 1.2MB)

2020 exam materials (ZIP, 50KB)

2019 exam materials (ZIP, 32MB)

2018 exam materials (ZIP, 7.1MB)

Skip to main page content Accessibility page with list of access keys Home Page Site Map Contact Us