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    hi everyone,

    i want to retake the year and did have some extenuating circumstances however, my parents dont want me to tell the school and neither do I...(complicated)

    would there be any way around it ie just contacting the uni about it?

    thanks alot!!!
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    You either tell your school, or tell nobody and keep quiet. You can't just tell the uni as they will want official proof and that will come via your referee. The uni may also wonder why you haven't told the exam boards, and you can only do that by telling the exams officer at your school.
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    Any extenuating circumstances have to be something that happened (or continued to happen) right up to your exams (ie. a parental breakup). The only way you can get allowance for this is either your school telling the exam board (but in my experience they tend to disregard long term issues on the basis that actually you could resit your A levels and apply next year - they are more interested in 'he was a A* student but his sister died 2 days before exam' situation) OR your referee mentioning it in their reference (but again Unis tend not to be sympathetic - ie. you don't have to apply to Uni this year, and if you are a 'mess' they'd rather you took a year out to sort your life out first). In either situation, your parents wouldn't have to know you had told the school but be aware that if you are just trying to invent excuses for a poor performance it could become unpleasant.
 
 
 
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