should i apply? (extenuating circumstance)Watch
Parents getting a divorce will not cut it for LSE; not a chance. You should have worked harder; you're just looking for an excuse when your grades are not good enough. Do you really think you're the only one to have their parents divorce during their A-levels? It's not like it really affects you that much anyway; yes it's stressful and upsetting, but you weren't sick, hurt, disabled, kidnapped, tortured, abused, etc and it's not a valid reason as to why you got a D and and U.
i got a D and a U because i made a mistake, i simply chose the wrong subjects (and that was in yr12 when my parents were still together so theres no excuse for that). I hold my hands up for that. And who are you to make such an assumption about my situation? Personally i felt very depressed and exhausted from the family issues. So for me, yes i could compare it to being tortured or kidnapped.
Unless you have a doctor's letter for this depression, it's not valid. I'm pretty sure you can't compare being tortured or kidnapped to whatever you went through; it disgusts me that you'd think that. Who am I? A realist who isn't stupid enough to think I can tell LSE that I got a bit sad because my parents split up, and I'm sorry I chose the wrong subjects, please let me in. They won't care; they have thousands of applicants who chose the right subjects, who have top grades in those subjects and lot of them will come from a lot worse circumstances than you.