Introduction to Higher PE command words

The exam will use command words to test your knowledge.

The command words are:

  • identify
  • describe
  • explain
  • analyse
  • evaluate

The command words move along a continuum from simple to complex. As you move along the continuum, you will be asked to use your higher order thinking skills more.

The command words for Higher PE are identify, describe, explain, analyse and evaluate. They range from simple to complex.