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    So I achieved 1A, 6Bs and 2Cs at GCSEs, however I'm now predicted A*AA and applying for Law at Warwick, Kings, SOAS, City and maybe LSE.

    I went to a really low underperforming secondary school, small few achieved A*-A. I also go to a underperforming sixth form now and I'm a BAME (Black, Asian, Minortiy and Ethnic) student in a underperforming area.

    To give some context, although I don't like to share this usually, I lost my father to sucide at the age of 12 and witnessed it. This affected my family creating other issues, resulting in me in not achieving that well during my secondary school years.

    However would this be considered an extenuating circumstance? Even though it occurred during the early years of secondary school.

    Also if I take a gap year having achieved A*A*A at least, would I stand a chance at Oxbridge?

    Any input appreciated. Thanks.
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    So I achieved 1A, 6Bs and 2Cs at GCSEs, however I'm now predicted A*AA and applying for Law at Warwick, Kings, SOAS, City and maybe LSE.

    I went to a really low underperforming secondary school, small few achieved A*-A. I also go to a underperforming sixth form now and I'm a BAME (Black, Asian, Minortiy and Ethnic) student in a underperforming area.

    To give some context, although I don't like to share this usually, I lost my father to sucide at the age of 12 and witnessed it. This affected my family creating other issues, resulting in me in not achieving that well during my secondary school years.

    However would this be considered an extenuating circumstance? Even though it occurred during the early years of secondary school.

    Also if I take a gap year having achieved A*A*A at least, would I stand a chance at Oxbridge?

    Any input appreciated. Thanks.
    You are best off taking a gap year and applying with your actual grades. You could try this year as a chance, but you may struggle but guess there’s no harm in trying.

    Ps sorry for your loss
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    You are best off taking a gap year and applying with your actual grades. You could try this year as a chance, but you may struggle but guess there’s no harm in trying.

    Ps sorry for your loss
    Thank you.

    I'm definitely leaning towards that.

    However do you think it is still considered an extenuating circumstance although it happened earlier on? I wouldn't want to seem like I am asking for sympathy.
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    Thank you.

    I'm definitely leaning towards that.

    However do you think it is still considered an extenuating circumstance although it happened earlier on? I wouldn't want to seem like I am asking for sympathy.
    Not sure to be honest, it could be something your teachers mention in their reference to highlight you’ve had a difficult upbringing - which should help.

    I’d give applications a go this year and hope for the best, if not you can always apply the year after
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