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    I missed a practical class yesterday due to a migraine and dizziness. I couldn't get into uni to do the practical where we covered material for a test worth 5% of my grade. I emailed the person who runs the practical apologising for not attending and they responded that I needed to fill an extenuating circumstances form to get my absence authorised so that I can be omitted from the test.

    I don't see what kind of GP is going to write a sick note based on something that happened yesterday and something I'm now recovered from so I'm unsure what to do. I'm happy taking a 0 for that test as 5% isn't a lot, I'm more worried about getting into trouble with the university. I've known lots of people to just not turn up to practicals and not had any issues but the fact I emailed to say I'll be absent has flagged me up I guess and now they want a form filled out.

    Does anyone have any advice on this? I've attended every other practical aside from this, I just get migraines every now and again (probably due to stress). As they're not that common for me I've not been to the doctors about them yet.

    Thank you.
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    tbh i doubt a GP will do that the day after its happened because u didnt go in so for all they know your just trying to blag a reason for not going in

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    Can you not just learn the material for the test in your own time and then still take the test? Seems a bit ridiculous that you need to fill in an extenuating circumstances form for missing one practical.
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    (Original post by shawtyb)
    tbh i doubt a GP will do that the day after its happened because u didnt go in so for all they know your just trying to blag a reason for not going in

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    I know, I don't even want to go and ask the GP as I haven't been to the doctors for probably 5+ years.

    (Original post by LiquidGold)
    Can you not just learn the material for the test in your own time and then still take the test? Seems a bit ridiculous that you need to fill in an extenuating circumstances form for missing one practical.
    I'd be fine with that, I'd even be fine just taking a zero but the lecturer said that filling a form was the best course of action. It's frustrating because I know others have missed practicals without giving reasons. Then I miss one and email to let them know in good time and I get told to fill in the form. I guess they're asking me to do the form to try and help me out so that the test will be omitted from my final grade but it's so much hassle. I might just fill the form in without evidence and when it gets rejected just accept it as being unauthorised.
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    (Original post by Sparkliest)
    I know, I don't even want to go and ask the GP as I haven't been to the doctors for probably 5+ years.


    I'd be fine with that, I'd even be fine just taking a zero but the lecturer said that filling a form was the best course of action. It's frustrating because I know others have missed practicals without giving reasons. Then I miss one and email to let them know in good time and I get told to fill in the form. I guess they're asking me to do the form to try and help me out so that the test will be omitted from my final grade but it's so much hassle. I might just fill the form in without evidence and when it gets rejected just accept it as being unauthorised.
    The lecturer is probably assuming that you don't want the zero - especially as you emailed, as most student absence emails are sent trying to get credit etc regardless.
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    Why would you need to fill out an extenuating circumstance form for missing a lesson? It's not even an exam lol

    You can make up for the lesson you have missed.




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    (Original post by babyshawte)
    Why would you need to fill out an extenuating circumstance form for missing a lesson? It's not even an exam lol

    You can make up for the lesson you have missed.




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    There will be an assessed test based on the practical work the OP missed. They need the ECs for the test, not for the missed lesson.

    The nature of a practical is that it teaches you how to do things. You can't learn much of the content just by reading about it. Things like handling/using specialist scientific equipment, chemicals and tools, have to be taught in a hands-on way in order to be meaningful.
 
 
 
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