Finally I asked the students to link a further topic to the idea meaning the students are able to develop their answers and are in the extended abstract phase of their understanding.
During the next six weeks I intend to continue to use the hot maps so the students eventually build up a bank of answers showing deeper learning which will mean the students will achieve a better grade in the longer questions.
The SOLO taxonomy learning is something which is relatively new to me but I can only see positives from it. It lends itself to allowing the students to work independently and also with regards to scripting longer answers in the exam.
I am planning on using this as an example at the Barnsley TeachMeet as I a feel this type of SOLO has got potential to transfer into all subjects.