I was diagnosed with Moderate Clinical Depression a couple weeks before my AS exams. The depression wasn't caused by the stress of revision/exams, it was something I had been living with for several years and it was my friends who urged me to go to a doctor.
I feel like my depression has had an affect on my grades because when I was younger (doing 11+) I had great motivation. I got into an amazing private school with full scholarship. Then when certain events occurred (the root of my depression) I noticed the slip in grades, the lack of motivation, antisocial behaviour etc.
I didn't have my friends when the events happened (I didn't know them) so I somehow tried to cope with it.
Now my AS level results came and I got an ADD (A for maths, D for Physics/Biology)
I want to do engineering but with these grades my predicted would be at the highest an A*CC. I know I can do better, the medication I have been taking has been helping (it takes sometime to work) and I feel more motivated but my grades are whats stopping me.
Do universities let you in with **** grades knowing that you've had a tough time ?
Should I consider a foundation year or rely on Adjustment ?
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