For me it's the chance to study with experts that's the appeal. I have a problem though. My interviews went well and I was so pleased to get my offer for History at my first choice of Oxford College, without the stress of being interviewed anywhere else. The trouble is the AAA grades needed. Two of my A2 subjects are fine and I got 270+ in them at AS, but for the other I only got ten marks over an A and I've just discovered that we're doing the Geography Practical Skills exam rather than the coursework. I have a disability and have to write (allowed) and do graphs etc on computer ( not allowed in the exam, but it is in the coursework equivalent), which means that more than 60% of the paper is inaccessible for me. I've contacted AQA and they won't budge. Even if I get full marks on the other two modules, I can't now get an A at A2 in Geography, no matter how hard I work. People who do the coursework have a massive advantage as they can use Excel to produce their charts, graphs etc and can re-draft as often as they like. I simply cannot do this in a timed exam. I think this may be discrimination.
Do you think there's any chance that if my Head of Sixth Form wrote to the College to explain, they might let me in with a B? I just don't know what to do. I can't believe that I went through the HAT and the interviews totally ignorant of the fact that it is impossible for me to get AAA in this situation, but we only started work on this module this week. I have AAAA at AS, am taking another AS as well (predicted A) and was predicted AAA at A2 by my teachers. They have known me since I was eleven and are fully aware of my difficulties. Obviously I wish I'd taken a different AS to A2 now.
Maybe I can persuade them to let me do the coursework instead, although it's a bit late now. Any suggestions?! HELP!