Homework and Revision
Background to ‘A Kestrel for a Knave’ Date due: Friday 17th October
Using the following questions, you will research and produce an informative leaflet relating to the historical background of the novel. Your target audience will be Year 9 pupils.
What were secondary modern schools?
What were grammar schools?
How was the decision made about which school pupils were sent to?
What was the school leaving age in the 1960’s?
What were most secondary modern pupils encouraged to do after leaving school?
What were most grammar school pupils encouraged to do after leaving school?
What were the main differences between the two types of schools?
What was corporal punishment and how was it used in schools?
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