Athletics Scheme Of Work


Athletics Scheme Of Work

Year 7: This resource includes:

  • Running Style
  • Basic Sprints
  • Basic High Jump (2)
  • Basic Shot Putt
  • Basic Discus
  • Competition

Year 8: This resource includes:

  • Intermediate Sprint Start
  • Distance
  • Basic Hurdles
  • Relay & Changeover
  • High Jump
  • Long Jump
  • Triple  Jump
  • Shot Putt

Year 9: This resource includes:

  • Sprint Start from blocks
  • Distance
  • Intermediate relay and changeover
  • Long jump
  • Triple jump
  • Shot Putt
  • Discuss
  • Javelin

Year 10: This resource includes:

  • High Jump
  • Plyometrics
  • Long Jump
  • Shot putt
  • Weight Training
  • Discus
  • Sprints
  • Developing Fitness
  • Testing

Year 11: This resource includes:

  • Distance
  • Jumps Specialisation
  • Throws Specialisation
  • Distance Running and Sprints  Specialisation



Included in this scheme:

To understand that different events demand a variety of styles and techniques.

Students should be able to describe the elements of an effective running style and this should be demonstrated in performances over short sprint distances.

A basic semi-crouched sprint start should be used by all students to begin short sprint races and To describe in simple mechanical terms the benefit the crouch position has.

Students will gain experience at basic jumping events, aiming for height and distance and should be able to demonstrate a basic though technically correct technique in each of these disciplines, as well as being able to describe the main similarities and differences between the techniques used in each.

Students should also be able to perform the shot putt and discus using a simple pushing and slinging technique from a side-on starting position and should understand the need for the whole body contributing to the throw.

Throughout the phases students are constantly asked how to outwit opponents; evaluate performances; analyse strengths and weaknesses; whilst developing, adapting and refining skills, strategies and tactics to produce high levels of performances and high quality techniques.

Students should understand the need for strict safety precautions and procedures that are used by the teacher during each of the lessons.

Students should also understand the importance of preparing for and recovering from exercise safely and effectively and to know the principles.

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