My attendance is quite bad (87%) because I've just been unlucky to be ill quite frequently during winter, but now exams are coming I want to miss more days to revise. I know class is important but my teachers are pretty much useless and don't really teach, and I know I'll do much more work at home.
If my attendance gets to around 80%, will universities see this and care? I'm taking a gap year so my teachers will reference in September and I'm thinking of applying to medicine (not 100% sure yet) and I'm worried med unis will reject me or poor attendance/punctuality. Also, is it true I can get fined for poor attendance?My friend (and quite a few others in my year) has around 75% attendance but he hasn't got into any trouble really, but his reference is already sent off so it wouldn't matter to him anyway. Thanks.
Lol no, mine is like 47.2%. Had a meeting with my head of sixth form about it and was like "with all respect I think your system needs updating", truth is im just lucky he's not in much and whenever he is I happen to be too so he was like "yeah it must be at least 75%+ because I see you all the time" although tbh there's no way it's 40%, it must be 60% at least which is still bad but I'm getting good grades and do an A-level out of school. Also proved I could get AAB at AS with awful attendance so I think they know forcing me to come in will only make me less productive.
Universities don't see your attendance so I wouldn't worry about that, although one of your teachers might be a B**** and decide to put it on your reference so watch out
Don't know about whether it'll go on your reference or anything, but apparently they can't fine you for poor attendance in sixth form.
I'd still try and go to most of your lessons though, as you'll be missing more than you think and the support of teachers can be really good.
Teachers cannot write a "bad" reference. It wont go on there.
Yes, it does matter. I know you want to take time off for revision, but you still have topics to cover in lessons and it's very important that you're in. I know someone who was kicked out with his last day being today because his attendance wasn't good enough. My advice would be to better manage your time at home so you have time for revision and lessons.
attendance does not matter - if teacher writes in your reference tell them to remove it dont worry about it
I didn't attend maths classes for the entire A2 year and got an A grade because I self taught using examsolutions. I probably had an overall average attendance of 30-40% for college and still got 5 offers for very competitive universities.
If you can do the work at home then why worry? Unless you have classes you need to go to, for example a chemistry practical you can only do at college, then there is no reason to go to college except for when you find the classes more helpful than alternative means.
As you want time to revise I would advise skipping class and teaching yourself. You may miss a couple of key points, but you'll more than make up for it with more in depth knowledge from self-studying.