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Danesfield Church of England School Living and Learning Together

Autumn 2

The Art of Persuasion

To persuade, or not to persuade...what have you got to lose?

In this highly engaging unit, pupils are introduced to examples of rhetoric and powerful persuasive techniques such as the rule of three, repetition and emotive language. The main text types studied are speeches and pupils have the chance to craft their own speech using techniques learned in lessons to alter an aspect of life of their choice. The unit focuses heavily on target audience and matching the technique to the audience.


This unit provides pupils a chance to really develop their persuasive skills in time for the Rotary Youth Speaks competition which in held in January.