(Original post by HexBugMaster)
So I moved to England 2 years ago. In the first year I took an intense GCSE course in Maths, Double Award Science and English (A, AA*, A). The year after that( this year) I did AS, which did not go well at all.
However, by the end of the year I've realised that I'm more than able to succeed just I need more time due to my circumstances.
My GCSEs, though not all A*s are still not too bad. English isn't my native tongue, so I had to study intensely to get an A; for Maths I was no more than 2-3 points away from A* and I was late for the first paper for an hour; and for my Sciences I got all A*s for my exams but, as I did those in a Community
College where the teaching isn't all that great and not being a fan of practicals myself, all my IAAs were Bs/Cs so the first one got brought down to an A.
And as lousy as my "need more time" excuse sounds, I still believe it is something that shouldn't be dismissed right away. I don't really have a particularly strong academic background( in the sense that I didn't go to a top school back at home) and moving to a new place is never easy, as some of you might now. So my best bet was to hope that Oxbridge would consider my circumstances and take notice of the achievements I would make( if I would make them, of course).
I'm very confident that if I would start A-levels from scratch I would ace them, as even now, after I have sorted my problems out, I am able to catch up on things considerably; however, it's about 1 month left until the exams and I hardly believe that I will be able to soak up enough to at least scrape an A.
And just for people to note, I do know how extremely competitive Oxbridge are. Nevertheless, after going there on college trips( as sentimental as this may sound) I have felt very certain that that was the place where I wanted to go. And it wasn't the prestige or the buildings or anything like that at all, it was simply because of the people that were studying there, and I could easily see that I would fit in there( and I don't mean that they were fun people to chat with, I mean that I am as capable of rigorous study and excellence as they are).
So my question is whether there is any chance that Oxbridge would consider me as a potential applicant at all?
And I'm sure there will be plenty of people that would love to ridicule me( especially because of what I wrote in the paragraph above), but in all honesty, I don't think you should be wasting your time on that, if that's the only thing you want to say. If you have any constructive-criticism to say, please do so, but be mindful of the constructiveness of your criticism.
Thank you in advance
P.S. And I did only 4 GCSEs because that's the maximum the college has allowed me. I have GCSE equivalents from home which is about 20 A-A* GCSEs.