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Podcast: How quizzes can boost English engagement

Quizzing can be a quick and easy way to improve pupil engagement, but you also need to focus on learning outcomes

How quizzes can improve pupil engagement in English lessons

Low-stakes testing can be a great way to engage pupils, especially in English where they can sometimes struggle to be motivated by the texts they have to study.

But what sort of content should you include in such a test? Is it best to focus on the facts and details of the piece being studied, or the wider literary themes and concepts? And how do you use the results to inform any future teaching?

Quizzing in English lessons

To get some thoughts on these issues and much more, Tes spoke with English teachers Lauran Hampshire-Dell and Matt Pinkett to answer the question: what makes a good English quiz?