Okay, so if you guys opened this post thank you very much .
In Short: I am girl from third world country who did entire O Level (6 As) without a teacher due to lack of resources. I am doing A Level now in math, business and Economics. I completed O Level in 3 Years and A Level in 2.5, since I had to completely self study. I am also working part time as business content writer. And I am dying in my heart to go to a good university as Cambridge or Harvard. Please tell me my chances.
If you have time - Details: Guys, I am a case of academic amazement really. I was a topper in my local school. Have so many shields. But then I felt that I absolutely couldn't hold up the turtle speed and sub-standard quality of education. I wanted to jump into Cambridge qualification but my single mother couldn't bear the costs. And so I decided to take up the burden on my own shoulders.
It was a big jump. I knew no word of English. The difference in standard was of miles. In frst year of O level I got A in Urdu, B in Pak. Studies and C in Islam. Second year, A* in Economics, A in Business, A* in Commerce and Third year, A* in Math, A in English.
Now i am giving A level Business, Math and Economics. I personally expect As if I give them in 2016 June, at age of 18 and 9 months. I could have given them earlier even if i had to study without a teacher, but i got involved in assignments. In first year of A level I was practically doing two jobs. Working as content writer and manager for local firm, and also doing online assignments of masters - level students. So i didn't get much time to study.
What will universities think of me. Will they get me for my hardworking and potential nature. Or reject me on some lousy basis. I can get a proof of my first job, but the students whop made me write their assignments won't give me certificate for it.
You have got to help me. Or if i die out of frustration my ghost will haunt you for centuries you know...
- Thread Starter
- 23-09-2014 13:51
- 23-09-2014 19:12
If I were you, I'd email Cambridge and ask. You've got good grounds for extenuating circumstances, obviously, but whether it's enough isn't something any of us could say, really.
- 23-09-2014 19:51
Wow! You've done great, especially because it was all self-study!
You'll need to ask the individual universities you wish to go to, and see what you can do from there onwards.
And yes, I think universities will be amazed by you working as well, but will focus on your grades more.