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    So I revcieved 1A 6Bs and 2 Cs at GCSE. I'm predicted A*AA. I hope to surpass that and achieve A*A*A. I'm applying to Law at Warick, King's, SOAS, City and maybe LSE.

    I did have extenuating circumstances, although I don't like to share much but to give some context to my question. I lost my father to suicide at the age of 12 which I witnessed. It affected my family for a very long time, also created lots of other issues growing up.

    However since this happened during my early years of secondary school would it be a relevant extenuating circumstance?

    I also went to a underperforming state school (really bad) in a underperforming area. The percentage of students that achieved A*-A is very low. The current sixth form I got to is also underperforming. To add to that I'm a BAME student. (Black, Asian, Minority and Ethnic)

    I'm also considering taking a gap year and applying to Oxbridge if I surpass my predicted grades.

    So what are my chances when applying now and if I apply to Oxbridge after a gap year? Would my extenuating circumstance be applicable?

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