This is the evaluative task that all candidates complete for their NEA. The AS and A Level task must be a spoken presentation.
Centres must film all EAPIs, for all learners entering for the qualification.
The task details for AS and A Level can be found in section 2d in the AS and A Level guide to NEA:
The key points of these are:
- Learners will observe a live or recorded performance of a peer in either their own assessed performance activity or another activity from the list
- Does not have to be completed on an activity they are doing
- This is a live or recorded, peer assessment. Not watching a video of a professional.
- Even if you are coaching at A Level or AS for your performance element, this assessment is always completed on a performer.
Marking is completed using the grids found in section 2d.4 of the A Level guide to NEA.
Further information regarding the EAPI:
The EAPI is half of the non-exam assessment (NEA) for AS and A Level PE. Students observe a live or recorded performance of a peer and are assessed in their ability to evaluate the individual’s performance and propose a plan to improve an area of weakness observed in the performance.
Making changes now for 2022
What are the changes?
To improve the assessment experience for students and its delivery for teachers, we felt some changes were needed to the EAPI. We have shortened the task by removing some aspects (e.g. duplication of ‘justification’ and ‘timescales’) and updated the assessment grid to make it easier to deliver for centres. We hope that students will find the structure of the Candidate Notes Sheet and the narrower scope of the theory which they choose from helpful.
Why have you made the changes now for A Level students who are a year into the course?
From speaking with centres, we understand the EAPI is completed in the second year of the A Level course. We have introduced the changes for first assessment in June 2022 because we believe that they can help delivery and assessment as teachers and students continue to catch up from the disruption experienced over the past 18 months or so. For teachers trying to catch up on lost teaching and learning time, the prescribed content list gives more clarity on the areas which can be best applied to the performance observed and plan created. You can also use the list to help consolidate further teaching in preparation for undertaking the EAPI.
What if my A Level students have already completed the EAPI in the first year of their course?
If you have already completed EAPI assessments, we recommend the following:
- Review your assessments to see if the changes have an impact. If responses are within the time limits and most or all of the theory applied is on the prescribed list then the changes should have no impact. It is also possible that they may improve a candidate’s marks as some of the changes remove aspects of the task which would have lowered marks if they had not been covered before (e.g. ‘focus of sessions’, adaptations’, and ‘measuring improvement’).
- If the assessments took place before the changes were publicised and you feel that there is a potential negative impact on marks having reviewed your assessments, contact OCR at email@example.com and provide details so that we can support you.