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    Hi everyone,

    Hope all went well with everyone's results.

    I received two B's (classics and English literature) today as my final A2 grades, I was removed from my other final exams as I was deemed too medically unfit to continue, and received extenuating circumstances in my exams. I have several letters stating that I shouldn't be in full time education as I'm under investigation for some medical conditions etc. After my exam period was over (early July) I was finally given a diagnosis that I now receive medication for and have a letter to prove such. Additionally, I have a well documented history of panic attacks and anxiety which was also an issue as I had some family drama in my first year- for which I now receive counselling

    I believe I have the potential to get some really good grades, I got AACC in my AS levels, in Eng.Lit, Classics, History and Philosophy; with the help of some resits. The A grades are moderately high, and one of the C grades is a B grade and a C grade (philosophy).

    So, I'm going to be a third year student and retake the two A2s and sit the A2 for philosophy- with the hope of achieving Three As, ideally I'd like an A* in Eng Lit- as this is my 'thing' and is what I'd plan to take at university.

    I guess my question is, is if I can get the grades that I think I can; is it possible for me to get into a top uni for instance Kings or similar? Even though I'd be a third year student and from what I hear they aren't too keen on this?

    I appreciate this is a little long, but I'd be grateful for any advice.

    Thanks in advance

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    Hi everyone,

    Hope all went well with everyone's results.

    I received two B's (classics and English literature) today as my final A2 grades, I was removed from my other final exams as I was deemed too medically unfit to continue, and received extenuating circumstances in my exams. I have several letters stating that I shouldn't be in full time education as I'm under investigation for some medical conditions etc. After my exam period was over (early July) I was finally given a diagnosis that I now receive medication for and have a letter to prove such. Additionally, I have a well documented history of panic attacks and anxiety which was also an issue as I had some family drama in my first year- for which I now receive counselling

    I believe I have the potential to get some really good grades, I got AACC in my AS levels, in Eng.Lit, Classics, History and Philosophy; with the help of some resits. The A grades are moderately high, and one of the C grades is a B grade and a C grade (philosophy).

    So, I'm going to be a third year student and retake the two A2s and sit the A2 for philosophy- with the hope of achieving Three As, ideally I'd like an A* in Eng Lit- as this is my 'thing' and is what I'd plan to take at university.

    I guess my question is, is if I can get the grades that I think I can; is it possible for me to get into a top uni for instance Kings or similar? Even though I'd be a third year student and from what I hear they aren't too keen on this?

    I appreciate this is a little long, but I'd be grateful for any advice.

    Thanks in advance

    In short, the reply to the bolded part is yes. Make a strong personal statement and in your case, it sounds as if your extenuating circumstances would certainly help them understand why you have done a third year. As long as you're still considered medically ok to be in full-time education, it would not be unrealistic to apply for somewhere like Kings. Again, with regards to your circumstances, it may be worth taking advice from counsellors/your school as they will be able to give better advice tailored to your situation
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    Yes don't worry you will have no issues if you have the grades
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    (Original post by Champagne Supernova)
    In short, the reply to the bolded part is yes. Make a strong personal statement and in your case, it sounds as if your extenuating circumstances would certainly help them understand why you have done a third year. As long as you're still considered medically ok to be in full-time education, it would not be unrealistic to apply for somewhere like Kings. Again, with regards to your circumstances, it may be worth taking advice from counsellors/your school as they will be able to give better advice tailored to your situation
    That's great to hear I'm not totally fit for full time education but by the time college starts back up I should be- as by then my meds would really take a hold- yay! My college is less than helpful, they're so competitive they struggle to see the individual. But my counsellors would be happy to help.

    Thanks for your advice, a real relief that people think I'd be able to still go to somewhere good.
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    Yes don't worry you will have no issues if you have the grades

    Brilliant, thanks for your help
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    I took a third year due to similar circumstances as yours, got offers from UCL, Bristol, Durham, Warwick, and Exeter.

    So yeah, you should be fine. Just make sure your referee puts it in your UCAS reference.
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    (Original post by Serentonin)
    I took a third year due to similar circumstances as yours, got offers from UCL, Bristol, Durham, Warwick, and Exeter.

    So yeah, you should be fine. Just make sure your referee puts it in your UCAS reference.
    Wow, congratulations.

    Thanks for your advice, I'm super happy about it.
 
 
 
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