Waka Ama : Assessement Guidelines Level 3

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Physical Education Performance Standards For Level 3

Achievement Standard 90742 v2 3.4 Oe Vaka / Waka Ama

Perform a physical activity to nationally developed performance standards
Credits: 4

Student Instruction Sheet

School/Institution
Student Name
Teacher or Class
Date

Read through all the information given to you before starting this assessment activity. Make sure that you understand what you are being asked to do. Ensure that you know what level of performance will be required to obtain an achieved, merit or excellence grade for this achievement standard.

Achievement Criteria for 3.4

Achievement Achievement with Merit Achievement with Excellence
Perform the physical activity to achievement level of the nationally developed performance standards, in an applied setting. Perform the physical activity to achievement with merit level of the nationally developed performance standards, in an applied setting. Perform the physical activity to achievement with excellence level of the nationally developed performance standards, in an applied setting.

You are to complete Waka Ama practical training sessions over 9 weeks during class time. Students will participate in a school paddling regatta or Vaka iti competition. Students will actively participate in at least 6 races in 6 different positions in the Vaka. Races will be 250m sprint races after undertaking training and instruction from paddling club members and teachers. Teachers and instructors will assess students competency at the regatta and award a grade for this practical performance on the assessment schedule.

Conditions: Students will be assessed at a school paddling regatta or Vaka iti competition. Students will actively participate in at least 6 races in 6 different positions in the Vaka. Races will be 250m sprint races after undertaking training and instruction from paddling club members and teachers. Final grades will be awarded and verified by teach
Assessment Schedule - PhysEd/3.4 Waka Ama

Instructions: Students need to attend and actively participate in Paddling sessions and display competencies in outlined areas to gain this achievement standard in an applied setting. Students will also be assessed at a school paddling regatta or Vaka iti competition. Students will actively participate in at least 6 races in 6 different positions in the Vaka. Races will be 250m sprint races after undertaking training and instruction from paddling club members and teachers. Final grades will be awarded and verified by teacher. This will be assessed and verified by paddling instructions and finally by the teacher.


Guidelines for Assessment

Task /
Position in Vaka
Not Achieved
Achievement Guidelines
Merit Guidelines
Excellence Guidelines
Paddling strokes
Minimum criteria Not met
Able to hold Waka in a straight position at the start line whilst seated in the Vaka


Power strokes

Able to initiate power strokes at start of race
Able to initiate power strokes at start of race in time with others and in a controlled manner

Seat 1, #1 Pacer

Able to set the timing for the rest of the crew
Able to set the timing for the rest of the crew accurately and consistently in an even rhythm for rest of crew to follow
As for merit with ideal technique
- front arm extended
- elbow locked consistently throughout movement
- reach far forward as possible
- some rotation of upper body and torso
- pull water to hip only
- paddle exits from hip
Seat 2, #2 Caller

Basic calls made for the rest of the crew: paddles up, hip
Basic calls made for the rest of the crew that are loud and clear for all crew: paddles up, hip
Basic calls made for the rest of the crew that are loud and clear for all crew: paddles up, hip.
Caller can demonstrate accurate decisions on when to vary timing of the calling e.g 7 stokes or longer if near the start or finish line
Middle seats numbers #3, 4, 5 Power houses

Demonstrate correct paddle technique in time
- front arm extended
- elbow locked throughout most of the movement
- reach far forward as possible
- paddle exit
from hip

Demonstrate correct paddle technique in time power and pace
- front arm extended
- elbow locked throughout most of the movement
- reach far forward as possible
- paddle exit
from hip
Consistently Demonstrate correct technique in time with power and pace generating power and significant forward momentum with each stroke
- front arm extended
- elbow locked throughout most of the movement
- reach far forward as possible
- some rotation of upper body and torso
- paddle exit
from hip
Seat 6, #6 Steerer


Can steer Vaka toward the finish line
Can steer Vaka toward the finish line in a direct, straight line with minimum drag and can also actively forward paddle

The final judgement of achievement, merit and excellence will be awarded as follows:

  • Achievement: Student must gain Achievement in all areas as judged by instructors and teacher
  • Merit: Student must gain Merit or above in all areas as judged by instructors and teacher
  • Excellence: Student must gain Excellence in all areas as judged by instructors and teacher

Note that this performance must be assessed/verified/signed by the teacher


Signed by Teacher:___________________________________________________ Date:___________________


Sugned by Student:__________________________________________________ Date:____________________


Waka Ama Assessment Guidelines Level 3[1] has been used to develop this page.

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  1. New Zealand Qualifications Authority. (2011). Oe vaka. Retrieved on April 12, 2011, from http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/

NZ/NCEA/Level3/PhysicalEducation/WakaAma/AssessmentGuidelinesL3. (2017). In WikiEducator. Retrieved November 22, 2017, from //wikieducator.org/NZ/NCEA/Level3/PhysicalEducation/WakaAma/AssessmentGuidelinesL3    (zotero)