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    Hey, I'm currently a year 12 A level student studying English Lit, History and RS, and currently receiving A/B, B/C and A/B in each respectively.

    I have ambitions of going to University at somewhere like Cambridge, to study Law, and have a pretty poor academic record, having achieved poorly in GCSEs.

    Overall, I achieved:
    Add. Science - C
    Applied History - B
    Core Science - C
    English Lang. - A
    English Lit. - A
    History - A
    Maths - B and retaking later this year
    Media Studies - D1
    Product Design - E
    Religious Studies - A*

    Later this year, I am doing work experience shadowing a Barrister and attending courts etc. As well as shadowing a family friend who is a Barrister in my free time for a short period. I am a student learning leader at my school for younger pupils and can ascertain good references from my teachers.

    I am strongly considering taking a gap year when I have finished my A levels, hopefully overall attaining grades of A*AA or higher, and was wondering if this is a good idea and whether it would help me get into a Cambridge College.

    If I decide to take gap year, have you any ideas on what to do during this time? I've considered retaking some GCSEs like Science, but what else could I do to put me in a better position for a University such as Cambridge, considering my current poor academic portfolio?

    Thankyou for any suggestions you may have.
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