Model answers

In addition to command word help and a guided marking interface, model answer videos are available for every Advance question for GCSE Computer Science. Model answers are visible to both students and teachers during and after an extended answer question has been marked.

These short videos are ideal for showing students from the front of the class and provide excellent support for non-specialist teachers too.

Modelling what good answers look like in Smart Revise



A teacher can:

  1. See the model answer video when marking a task. This is useful if you want to lead a self or peer marking process from the front of the class and show the model answer video for each question.

The research

Providing models is one of the ten Rosenshine principles. Students need cognitive support to help them learn how to answer examination questions. Modelling, worked examples and teacher thinking out loud help clarify the steps involved to creating answers that are structured correctly.

Rosenshine, B. (2012) Principles of Instruction: Research-Based Strategies That All Teachers Should Know. American Educator, 36(1), p12-39

Each video contains:

  • Command words in the question highlighted in yellow.
  • The meaning of command words explained and exemplified.
  • Key words to consider when answering the quesion highlighted in green the question.
  • A typical answer worth full marks.
  • Aspects of the answer gaining credit highlighted in blue.
  • Short, easy to follow audio supports students with literacy.
  • Exam technique and helpful additional information about answering the question is included, often highlighted in grey.

A student can:

  1. See the model answer video immediately after they have answered a question in Advance mode.
  2. See the model answer videos after a task has been marked from their personal mark book.

Note model answers are hosted on YouTube.