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How is art assessed in year 6?

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soyvanillalatte Fri 08-Jul-16 16:38:24

My poor son just got his first ever below expectations - for ART! Seems a bit mean sad

TeenAndTween Fri 08-Jul-16 16:45:26

I came on to say 'it isn't', but clearly it has been for your DS.

He will be assessed in everything in secondary, so you may as well get used to it.

In secondary it seemed to be things like use of shading, drawing textures, awareness of different styles etc.

FellOutOfBed2wice Fri 08-Jul-16 16:46:44

I don't know but just wanted to come on here and say I got rated "below expectations" for art right through primary school because I wasn't much of a drawer. In fact I wasn't allowed to join Art Club in year 5 as I wasn't good enough- still bitter. Went on to get an A at GCSE and a B at A Level. There's more to art and artistic creativity than drawing a perfect replica of what's in front of you.

soyvanillalatte Fri 08-Jul-16 16:46:51

Thanks smile

AugustRose Fri 08-Jul-16 17:07:22

None of my DC have ever been assessed for Art in Y6! The report might just say they seem to enjoy/not enjoy certain aspects of art, or they are able to draw/copy/produce a certain type of artistic piece.

Art is such a personal think it does seem mean to mark him in such a way at that age.

Mandzi34 Fri 08-Jul-16 17:30:33

A boy in DS's class was given the same and he felt low too so I can sympathise. My DD and DS aren't Arty and got expected level. They all have their strengths. It sounds like your DS is better at subjects such as English/Maths?

soyvanillalatte Fri 08-Jul-16 17:33:48

Yes, the shame of it is, he loves art and DT (BE for both).

Mandzi34 Fri 08-Jul-16 17:41:06

That is hard to take especially if he loves them. Do you have a parents evening to discuss the report?

soyvanillalatte Fri 08-Jul-16 18:12:35

sadly we had it before reports came out but will email to ask how he managed to miss the level ;)

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