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    I'm halfway through year 13...and I have to say my attendance is pretty crap. It's currently 79%.
    I have been on a 5 day educational trip with the school recently so that must play a large role in it but, I've had a few orthodontic and physio appointments in 2016 already and I tend to leave early if i have no lessons in the afternoon...
    I've also been confronted by my tutor about it, although he understands most of my absences are for substantial reasons...but that was when by attendance was 84%..
    Is my attendance going to affect my final grades?? I sort of can't hep having to go for brace or physio appointments but my head of year says I still need to pick my attendance up..What do I do?? If I have frees in the afternoon, I go home. I'd rather work at home than stay at school doing nothing...So is there really anything I can do? Any advice would be greatly appreciated Thanks!
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    It's not going to directly affect your grades, but it will have certainly hindered what you'd have learnt in lesson had you attended.

    Please just go to your lessons, in my very first year of college I skipped so much and my attendance went down to 80-85% per subject and I ended up with grades that were worse than what I could have been capable of. It's fun to doss off once in a while and chill but you really need to put in a lot of effort to try and i) attend more (I understand you can't avoid brace/physio) and ii) catch up on lost work.

    It's your future and you cannnn alwaysss improve ittt
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    (Original post by Student4598)
    I'm halfway through year 13...and I have to say my attendance is pretty crap. It's currently 79%.
    I have been on a 5 day educational trip with the school recently so that must play a large role in it but, I've had a few orthodontic and physio appointments in 2016 already and I tend to leave early if i have no lessons in the afternoon...
    I've also been confronted by my tutor about it, although he understands most of my absences are for substantial reasons...but that was when by attendance was 84%..
    Is my attendance going to affect my final grades?? I sort of can't hep having to go for brace or physio appointments but my head of year says I still need to pick my attendance up..What do I do?? If I have frees in the afternoon, I go home. I'd rather work at home than stay at school doing nothing...So is there really anything I can do? Any advice would be greatly appreciated Thanks!
    Try not to stress too much it will make it worse, that attendance is not terrible by the way. When i have missed lessons I email my teacher or see them the very next day. Often they tell me to catch up from one of my friends. As long as you catch up you are half way there, always check in to see what has been missed.
 
 
 
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