Write an application to the Principal of your school explaining why you did not take the second term test.

Madam,

I regret to report that I could not take the second term examination held last month, because of the demise of my ailing aunt. On account of this tragic death in house, 1 was unable to attend the school. Therefore, I request you to excuse me for not taking the examination. Thanking you.

Yours obediently,