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    So at the beginning of year 12, I wanted to study Psychlogy at uni. I was all set, except my school didn't offer the subject, so being an overacheiver and somewhat thick, I decided to teach myself.
    For the last year, I have been teaching myself the course as my 4th choice, and whislt I'm doing okay, I'm not going to do as well as the A*A*A I'm predicted in my other 3 subjects, all of which I acheived A's for at AS and throughout my mocks.
    I now no longer wish to study Psychology at uni, and am insted doing English which I have firm A/A* potential in.
    However, as I did not take an AS in psychology, I am left with the choice of either spending two years on an AS (so taking the AS in this may, or continuing on with an A2).
    As I previously stated, I am totally self taught, meaning it's literally just me and my text book, with no mocks, teachers, resources etc, and it is a reformed subject, so no past papers or teachers with prior experience...
    Just wondering if my university chocies (Cambridge, Durham, Exeter, Nottingham and Warwick) will view this as extenuating circumstances as it will obviously hamper my grades, and if so, is it worth applying with EC or will this be at the detrement to my application?
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    Unlikely. Extenuating circumstances are things such as serious illness or bereavement.

    Best way to find out is to email the relevant admissions departments and ask.
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    (Original post by AJP98)
    So at the beginning of year 12, I wanted to study Psychlogy at uni. I was all set, except my school didn't offer the subject, so being an overacheiver and somewhat thick, I decided to teach myself.
    For the last year, I have been teaching myself the course as my 4th choice, and whislt I'm doing okay, I'm not going to do as well as the A*A*A I'm predicted in my other 3 subjects, all of which I acheived A's for at AS and throughout my mocks.
    I now no longer wish to study Psychology at uni, and am insted doing English which I have firm A/A* potential in.
    However, as I did not take an AS in psychology, I am left with the choice of either spending two years on an AS (so taking the AS in this may, or continuing on with an A2).
    As I previously stated, I am totally self taught, meaning it's literally just me and my text book, with no mocks, teachers, resources etc, and it is a reformed subject, so no past papers or teachers with prior experience...
    Just wondering if my university chocies (Cambridge, Durham, Exeter, Nottingham and Warwick) will view this as extenuating circumstances as it will obviously hamper my grades, and if so, is it worth applying with EC or will this be at the detrement to my application?
    You have a third choice which is to drop psychology completely as you no longer have an interest in studying it.
    NO university will consider this extenuating circumstances.


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    (Original post by AJP98)
    So at the beginning of year 12, I wanted to study Psychlogy at uni. I was all set, except my school didn't offer the subject, so being an overacheiver and somewhat thick, I decided to teach myself.
    For the last year, I have been teaching myself the course as my 4th choice, and whislt I'm doing okay, I'm not going to do as well as the A*A*A I'm predicted in my other 3 subjects, all of which I acheived A's for at AS and throughout my mocks.
    I now no longer wish to study Psychology at uni, and am insted doing English which I have firm A/A* potential in.
    However, as I did not take an AS in psychology, I am left with the choice of either spending two years on an AS (so taking the AS in this may, or continuing on with an A2).
    As I previously stated, I am totally self taught, meaning it's literally just me and my text book, with no mocks, teachers, resources etc, and it is a reformed subject, so no past papers or teachers with prior experience...
    Just wondering if my university chocies (Cambridge, Durham, Exeter, Nottingham and Warwick) will view this as extenuating circumstances as it will obviously hamper my grades, and if so, is it worth applying with EC or will this be at the detrement to my application?
    You won't be eligable for ECs/MCs.

    You will probably know more about Psychology than your peers, though; studying on your own for the interest of it, you'll be putting more effort into it.
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    Agree with the others, ofc its not. Extenuating circumstances are usually sudden events beyond your control. You chose to self teach. Why are you bothered anyway, its a fourth A level and you only need three?
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    (Original post by AJP98)
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    As everyone above is saying, this isn't an EC situation and you don't need the Psychology anyway. Just crack on with getting the best possible grades from 3 A levels.
 
 
 
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