How to approach medical issues in a personal statement

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FloralHybrid
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Hello! Student applying for Law entry, title as above.

Any general advice would be lovely. More specifically about me, I had a bone disorder which left my GCSE/ beginning of Year 12 attendance at a mere 40% throughout the 4 years, and achieved A*A*AAAAABBBC at GCSE and would like any tips on how to bring this up on my personal statement?

Im aware having "reasonable" (Lower than average for Law courses I know) GCSE grades that were obtained through mainly self study is an achievement and demonstrates commitment, but I don't want to be overly cringe-y in writing this in a personal statement.

Any advice welcome!

Thank you.
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(Original post by FloralHybrid)
Hello! Student applying for Law entry, title as above.

Any general advice would be lovely. More specifically about me, I had a bone disorder which left my GCSE/ beginning of Year 12 attendance at a mere 40% throughout the 4 years, and achieved A*A*AAAAABBBC at GCSE and would like any tips on how to bring this up on my personal statement?

Im aware having "reasonable" (Lower than average for Law courses I know) GCSE grades that were obtained through mainly self study is an achievement and demonstrates commitment, but I don't want to be overly cringe-y in writing this in a personal statement.

Any advice welcome!

Thank you.
I don't think it's something you should put on a personal statement, instead get the person writing your reference to mention it.
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I don't think it's something you should put on a personal statement, instead get the person writing your reference to mention it.
Ahh okay. In looking at pages that talk about tips for writing a Law personal statement, some mentions that a demonstrated commitment to your studies is valued. Is it still not worth mentioning?

My reference will be mentioning it.

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Ahh okay. In looking at pages that talk about tips for writing a Law personal statement, some mentions that a demonstrated commitment to your studies is valued. Is it still not worth mentioning?

My reference will be mentioning it.

I'm no expert, but i would say that if it's going to be mentioned in your reference then that's more than sufficient.
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Ahh okay. In looking at pages that talk about tips for writing a Law personal statement, some mentions that a demonstrated commitment to your studies is valued. Is it still not worth mentioning?

My reference will be mentioning it.

Your referee can write about it much better than you can, and it also adds a layer of legitimacy. You don't have space to cover things twice, so don't include it in your personal statement too.
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Your referee can write about it much better than you can, and it also adds a layer of legitimacy. You don't have space to cover things twice, so don't include it in your personal statement too.
Okay, thank you. My concern was that my sixth form have known me only for a year and not for the duration of my GCSE's, I wanted focus on "I achieved these grades off my own back" but I understand that's not at all necessary.
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