Self-Marking Quizzes Using Google Forms

I posted about this on Twitter and someone asked me how to do it so I figured I might as well write it up as a step-by-step rather than try to explain over Twitter…


I first saw this as it was advertised as a new feature within Google Classroom. Our school uses Google Classroom to set homework and communicate with pupils so all of our classes are automatically imported through SIMS. As well as this, parent/carer emails are also automatically imported too which means they get an email whenever homework is set which is great for improving communication between home and school.

This step-by-step is to create a self-marking quiz via. Google Classroom. By using Google Classroom, the marks are automatically imported to a spreadsheet which allows you to then identify students who may need intervention. If you do not use Google Classroom in your school, you can still make a Google Form into a quiz by toggling the settings as seen below:

Settings Option

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You can also toggle various options such as releasing marks and what the student can see.

The step-by-step guide below is to use through Google Classroom:

Step One: Create an Assignment

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Go to the ‘classwork’ tab at the top and then create. Select ‘quiz assignment’ which will automatically set up a Google Form as a quiz.

Step Two: Open your Quiz

Make sure you click on the ‘blank quiz’ that appears in the post. You then need to click on the ‘pencil’ icon in the top right hand corner in order to create your quiz.

Step Three: Design your Questions

Screenshot 2018-12-16 at 13.55.19.pngGoogle Forms allows you to select many different types of questions and answers. If you want students to give a free text answer then you can still mark these so don’t worry – it will not record the numerical mark but it will still provide feedback for the student.

Step Four: Assign the Correct Answers & Point Value

Screenshot 2018-12-16 at 13.58.21.pngAfter you have written your question and given some answers, you need to select the answer key option at the bottom.

Note: you can also toggle whether the question is ‘required’ or not – this means students will have to answer it before submitting.

Screenshot 2018-12-16 at 14.00.17Select the correct answers and then you can also give a point value in the top right hand corner.

I really like the ‘add answer feedback’ option as well which allows you to generate a message depending on whether the student answered the question correctly or not. This can be used to then identify students that need intervention or where the gaps in their knowledge are.

If you are going to ask students to provide a free text answer then you can also provide some indicative content for them to check through for their answers.

Step Five: Preview your Quiz

Once you have written all of your questions, provided the answers (and ticked the correct ones!) then you should preview the quiz. This allows you to see any errors or things you have missed.

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Step Six: Toggle Grade Importing & Post to Students

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Make sure that ‘grade importing’ is toggled on before you post to students as this allows you to ensure the data is collected and assigned to that specific student.

Step Seven: Look at your Marks

Once you have then collected responses from students, you can analyse the data quickly and easily. I did the quiz as a ‘student’ and purposefully got 0 points to check the feedback was working (I promise it was on purpose!)

Screenshot 2018-12-16 at 14.07.17This will then give you an overview of the average mark as well as a table to show you the distribution of marks. It will also then highlight any frequent missed questions from students.


I think that should just about cover it. Google for Education allows you to play around with lots of different options so there are loads of different ways to customise your quizzes and content shared with students.

I hope this was useful for some of you! If you have any other tips or ways of creating content similar to this then please share them either in the comments below or via Twitter.


Speaking and Listening Endorsement Workbook (AQA)

Hi! It feels like such a long time since I have posted anything on here but an exciting opportunity has arisen which reminded me that I have a blog! Anyone who reads this will know it is mostly a platform for sharing resources but I will be sharing some longer posts about teaching & learning ideas I’ve been using in my classroom so watch this space…for now though, I have a new resource to share!


My Year 10s are currently preparing for their first mock exam in English but we are also doing the Speaking and Listening Endorsements very soon. Within our department, there are a range of approaches to this task such as:

  • Room 101
  • Presentation of a poem from the anthology
  • Presentation of a chapter from a text we’ve studied

Or more openly, any topic of their choice. I’ve decided to let my Year 10s loose on the task and choose something that they feel passionate about. So far we have: Black Lives Matter; mental health & young people; the importance of Black Panther being released; #MeToo campaign; school shootings in America; ‘my aspirations and goals for the future’; and gun & knife crime in our city. I cannot wait to hear these young people speak passionately about something they believe in and feel passionately about.


As the S&L endorsement doesn’t carry any weight and we are preparing for our mock exam and I’ve lost so many lessons due to other mocks taking place, the booklet I’ve designed is for students to complete independently at home. I have set certain deadlines to make sure they are progressing with the tasks but other than that, it is down to them.


The final page of the booklet is for them to deliver their speech to someone at home. I think this is going to be a really powerful moment for a lot of my young people, and I can’t wait to see their work.


Download for the workbook for free by clicking here.


OPTIONAL PAYMENT: Speaking & Listening Workbook

This resource is free. However, if you would like to give any money to help me cover the running of the website, it would be gratefully received. Thank you!


Jekyll & Hyde CLOZE Chapter Summaries

Hi all,

It’s been a while! Here are chapter summaries for each chapter of Jekyll & Hyde. There is also a CLOZE version, if you’d prefer to use that as a consolidation after reading. I find that by going through what happens in each chapter before we read it, the language becomes slightly less terrifying for the students! These are also a useful way of reviewing/recapping what has happened after you’ve read. You’ll find these as a PowerPoint file so you can use/edit as fit.

Click here to download for free!

Jekyll and Hyde CLOZE Chapter Summaries

This resource is free. However, if you would like to give any money to help me cover the running of the website, it would be gratefully received. Thank you!


Power & Conflict Revision Workbook

I feel like I’ve been very absent from escapadesinteaching – I have practically lost myself down the NQT rabbit hole and as a result, this has fallen by the way side. However, I have (half) created a revision booklet for the Power & Conflict anthology. There are a number of resources in here that have been posted previously such as the poetry flowchart response and the poetry structure strips as well as the flashcards alongside some extra bits and pieces that may be of interest.

Click to download for free here!


Power & Conflict Revision Booklet

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Power and Conflict Paper Chains

I’ve been inspired by Twinkl who created some paper chain poetry activities and thought they would be perfect for revising Power & Conflict. At my school, we use PEACE paragraphs to structure student responses: Point, Evidence, Analysis, Context, Evaluate. These paper chains create example PEACE paragraphs. Once students complete their PEACE paragraph chain they can go and get a comparison/link chain to connect poems together. You could also leave these blank for pupils to write their own & extend the challenge.

I posted these casually on Twitter but lots of people have asked for them so here you go!

Paper Chains Download


Paper Chains

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An Inspector Calls – Christmas Bingo Card!

I wanted to give my Year 10 students some work to complete over the Christmas holidays but equally nothing too strenuous. I am asking my students to complete at least two of these tasks and then encouraging them to do more by giving them some prizes for a line/full house! Mostly, I wanted this to provide some contextual background to the play before we begin studying it in the new year.

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You can find the Bingo Christmas Card here. It’s editable too! Enjoy & share away.

Creative Writing: Christmas Edition

Here is a creative writing lesson inspired by the BBC Christmas advert! I initially planned this for my bottom set Year 8s so it may well need some adaptation.

Merry December…

Christmas Creative Writing Lesson


Christmas Creative Writing

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