Ive been trying recently to decide whether or not its worth applyimg to Oxford this year. At GCSE, I managed to achieve all A* and A grades, yet unfortunately last year I went through a very tough period. My mother became very seriously ill, and for the first three months at college my father wss also suffering after a brutal attack in his taxi the summer I finished high school. As a result, money was tight last year and I ended up having to also look after myself as well as both my parents. I ended up getting grades of AABB, which lefte heartbroken.
Fortunately my mother underwent some major surgery at the start of the month and she is now recovering. But I dont know now whether theres any point of applying. How strict are oxford im regards ro extenuating circumstances, and how do I go about telling them about this? Its been my dream to study there since I was a kid, and I dont know what I should do now. It feels almost like I'm trying to pity my way into uni, and jjust doesnt seem very realistic anymore.
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