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Can they see your sixth form attendance? Mine is on the low side so I’m worried
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Can they see your sixth form attendance? Mine is on the low side so I’m worried
That depends if your sixth form choose to include it in your reference.
Universities don't know your attendance record automatically.
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It depends, they can't access the numbers, but if your reference doesn't paint your attendance in a positive light, such as saying that you are 'usually' or 'sometimes' punctual or whatever, or not mentioning it at all, rather than saying that it's good, they may read between the lines and be less likely to make you an offer because of that. It depends on what unis tbh.
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It depends, they can't access the numbers, but if your reference doesn't paint your attendance in a positive light, such as saying that you are 'usually' or 'sometimes' punctual or whatever, or not mentioning it at all, rather than saying that it's good, they may read between the lines and be less likely to make you an offer because of that. It depends on what unis tbh.
My school said they only include things in your reference that paint you in a good light
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My school said they only include things in your reference that paint you in a good light
That might be your school's policy but it isn't universal. As long as any statements in the reference are factual then they can be included in the reference.

If you're worried about your attendance then it might be a good idea to talk to your referee and tutors about what you can do to improve it.
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That might be your school's policy but it isn't universal. As long as any statements in the reference are factual then they can be included in the reference.

If you're worried about your attendance then it might be a good idea to talk to your referee and tutors about what you can do to improve it.
It’s ok I’ll just get in through clearing instead thank you
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It’s ok I’ll just get in through clearing instead thank you
You still need an academic reference for clearing.
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You still need an academic reference for clearing.
Yeah I have one it just won’t be a good one but in clearing they won’t care as much about my attendance
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Yeah I have one it just won’t be a good one but in clearing they won’t care as much about my attendance
That's not the case. Universities are very cautious about clearing recruitment - clearing students are already at a higher risk of dropping out so any red flags that might indicate an applicant isn't going to engage with their studies is more likely to result in a rejection.

You would be better of working WITH your sixth for staff to improve your engagement and attendance now.
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That's not the case. Universities are very cautious about clearing recruitment - clearing students are already at a higher risk of dropping out so any red flags that might indicate an applicant isn't going to engage with their studies is more likely to result in a rejection.

You would be better of working WITH your sixth for staff to improve your engagement and attendance now.
I’m predicted A*A*A so I should be fine
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I’m predicted A*A*A so I should be fine
If you're going to ignore or dismiss all the advice you're offered then why bother asking the question?
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