Question: I was just preparing a lesson, and deciding which exemplar of GCSE work to share with the students *first*. (The goal in this case was to familiarise students with the assessment levels - eventually they will see exemplars at all levels.) I instinctively went for a top-level model (to show them excellence), and then thought perhaps I should use a middle-level example instead (so there is something to compare with up and down on the assessment criteria, and they aren't completely intimidated). Is there any evidence that we should choose a particular level of model when choosing example responses for students to analyse and learn from? Does this depend on the type of task? For example, a written piece as opposed to an oral activity (such as a presentation)?