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    So basically, I'm writing my mathematics personal statement, and my AS results are not that great, like I'm not considering amazing unis but I also have a reason for my bad grades. I missed the first month and a half of my AS year because I was abroad getting treated for my illness and I also decided to take upon Further Mathematics as 5th around end of February which left me with just 2 months to study for this.. yes I know it was a very bad move, but I still did it. Now, I have good reasons, but I dont know what to write as a reason for why I did not do Further Mathematics from the start. My reason is that one, I actually did not know that my school allowed student to pick 5 subjects, and two, I was not aware of the importance of further maths when applying for a maths course at uni. But these reasons are not really acceptable, so idk what to write for it?
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    (Original post by Emmak26)
    So basically, I'm writing my mathematics personal statement, and my AS results are not that great, like I'm not considering amazing unis but I also have a reason for my bad grades. I missed the first month and a half of my AS year because I was abroad getting treated for my illness and I also decided to take upon Further Mathematics as 5th around end of February which left me with just 2 months to study for this.. yes I know it was a very bad move, but I still did it. Now, I have good reasons, but I dont know what to write as a reason for why I did not do Further Mathematics from the start. My reason is that one, I actually did not know that my school allowed student to pick 5 subjects, and two, I was not aware of the importance of further maths when applying for a maths course at uni. But these reasons are not really acceptable, so idk what to write for it?

    You shouldn't write about the reasons for why you didn't do FM in the first place - all the medical reasons and so on should be explained by your school when they write their references.

    Your personal statement should be about why you want to study that subject and what makes you a good student/valuable contributor to a university.

    You can spin what happened to you though by saying that despite illness/starting late etc. you worked hard and was able to gain xyz grades etc.
    Like you persevered through difficulties and so on - just big yourself up without being arrogant or cocky.
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    (Original post by nucdev)
    You shouldn't write about the reasons for why you didn't do FM in the first place - all the medical reasons and so on should be explained by your school when they write their references.

    Your personal statement should be about why you want to study that subject and what makes you a good student/valuable contributor to a university.

    You can spin what happened to you though by saying that despite illness/starting late etc. you worked hard and was able to gain xyz grades etc.
    Like you persevered through difficulties and so on - just big yourself up without being arrogant or cocky.
    Ok thank you! your reply really did help, thank you so muchhh !
 
 
 
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