Will be universities be more lenient with me because of this?

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    I have pretty severe extenuating circumstances and have done ever since I can remember but it all affected me particularly during Year 10 and 11 with everything climaxing in Year 12.

    I ended up getting poor GCSE results A*A*A*AAAABB and AS results of AAABC... I'm predicted A*AA.

    Do you think it's unlikely I'll manage to get offers from places like Bristol and LSE? (Offer rate for my course is 40ish% and 20% respectively)

    Will they maybe be more lenient meaning my circumstances would almost give me a bit of an advantage?

    Thank you
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    Poor results? :lolwut:

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    (Original post by RobML)
    Poor results? :lolwut:

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    Sorry, I know they're not bad results haha but they would be considered 'less good' in the school I go to and I only have 9 which doesn't seem like many at all... also, I know the universities I'm applying to often give offers to people with straight As and A*s etc
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    As RobML - if you think they're 'poor results' then you've been reading the 'Am I good enough for Medicine/Law/x' threads on the TSR too much!

    Please remember that the students on this forum are totally unrepresentative of the student population as a whole. Your results are, on balance, excellent and you should have every chance of making a competitive application to the universities you mention.
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    As RobML - if you think they're 'poor results' then you've been reading the 'Am I good enough for Medicine/Law/x' threads on the TSR too much!

    Please remember that the students on this forum are totally unrepresentative of the student population as a whole. Your results are, on balance, excellent and you should have every chance of making a competitive application to the universities you mention.
    It is admittedly very easy to get sucked into those threads... thank you!
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    "A*A*A*AAAABB "

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...623&highlight=

    9 A*s

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    Make an excellent personal statement! It's not all about the grades, even though yours are amazing.
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    ngl, I just wanted to see if I'd be told about the 'job'
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    (Original post by Drunq)
    Make an excellent personal statement! It's not all about the grades, even though yours are amazing.
    No matter how hard I try, I just can't seem to get the personal statement quite right, thank you!
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    (Original post by xxx-ooo-xxx)
    No matter how hard I try, I just can't seem to get the personal statement quite right, thank you!
    It takes a couple of times. When writing your personal statement, make sure most things relate to these things:

    1) you have the ability to achieve well
    2) show you are embedded within the course

    Avoid clichés like:
    "Since I was a child" - seeing this annoys me

    Also, make it about yourself. Don't mention anything about your family. "My mum is a dentist... I want to be a dentist" "she's been my idol" make it all about yourself.

    It takes practise, however you'll get there!
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    (Original post by xxx-ooo-xxx)
    I have pretty severe extenuating circumstances and have done ever since I can remember but it all affected me particularly during Year 10 and 11 with everything climaxing in Year 12.

    I ended up getting poor GCSE results A*A*A*AAAABB and AS results of AAABC... I'm predicted A*AA.

    Do you think it's unlikely I'll manage to get offers from places like Bristol and LSE? (Offer rate for my course is 40ish% and 20% respectively)

    Will they maybe be more lenient meaning my circumstances would almost give me a bit of an advantage?

    Thank you
    Ur predictions are great but qldo remember predictions are kinda harsh so work hard and you could get A*A*A or even three A*s I'm sure if it is was the former Bristol will still accept u
    Also find some work experience cos if you tell them about that they may not just focus on grades
    Good luck!
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    that avatar tho
 
 
 
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