Yeah firstly, 80% attendance is excellent in my opinion (compared to my school days anyhow lol). And secondly, universities do not get to see your attendance.
80% is not a good attendance rate. However, you're tutor probably won't include the exact figure and is more likely to quote something like "...has a very good attendanace and punctuality rate" or something like that on your UCAS reference.
On my reference from my English teacher she put that my attendance was terrible in first year(which it was but it's not like it harmed me because I got a B...)...but my progress tutor didn't include it in my final UCAS statement.Sometimes unis are a bit suspicious of references that don't include information about attendance but I didn't get any rejections so...
i've not had great attendance, can't see why though as i go to most lessons.
our college has this thing about pointing out to us that they've done a study on attendance and found that there is a direct correlation between attendance and grades attained by the student. hmmm, doesn't always apply but i can see where they're coming from
At my school it's part of our 'contract' that we have at least 90% attendance or terrrible things will happen - like a not so positive comment on the reference - at least thats what we were threatened with, i have no idea if they carried out the threat.
I read my reference and my attendance wasn't mentioned as far as I remember, although something regarding 'good punctuality' may have been there.. *ponders*
The attendence record wouldn't really harm me even if it was put in, seeing as I've only ever missed 2 school days in my entire school career. One of those days was when an immediate family member died, and the other was for his funeral a week later.
My parents are so strict when it comes to school.
Attendance isn't everything. All the material taught in lectures is provided online for us, and recently one of my lecturers pointed out that the people who did best in his units didn't necessarily turn up to all his lectures/labs.. simply because they've done what they can at home and only came in for what they didn't know.