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    I've been suffering with depression for the past 4 months (it is being treated by my doctor) and it has made me unable go into college. Exams are approaching and I know that I won't do well, it seems like I'm going to get AAB and I need A*AA for my universities. My options are:
    a) drop out of college and start fresh next year
    b) continue with maths and further maths and get A*A*, and do my last a level the following year and get an A/A*
    c) power on and get the above grades and hope to get into a uni through clearing

    I originally was going to go with the middle option but apparently all the good unis (Oxbridge, Warwick, Edinburgh, Bath, etc.) judge resits/retakes/repeating the year. So I won't be able to get into a good uni if I continue and get AAB or if I repeat next year. UNLESS I inform unis of my extenuating circumstances on my UCAS application next year but I feel like they will judge me based on mental health issues, like they'll think I'll be unable to cope.

    So will unis judge me on my mental health problems? What's the best option for me (a, b, c)?
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    I've been suffering with depression for the past 4 months (it is being treated by my doctor) and it has made me unable go into college. Exams are approaching and I know that I won't do well, it seems like I'm going to get AAB and I need A*AA for my universities. My options are:
    a) drop out of college and start fresh next year
    b) continue with maths and further maths and get A*A*, and do my last a level the following year and get an A/A*
    c) power on and get the above grades and hope to get into a uni through clearing

    I originally was going to go with the middle option but apparently all the good unis (Oxbridge, Warwick, Edinburgh, Bath, etc.) judge resits/retakes/repeating the year. So I won't be able to get into a good uni if I continue and get AAB or if I repeat next year. UNLESS I inform unis of my extenuating circumstances on my UCAS application next year but I feel like they will judge me based on mental health issues, like they'll think I'll be unable to cope.

    So will unis judge me on my mental health problems? What's the best option for me (a, b, c)?
    they will take it into account. You can also try for special consideration if you are still suffering at the time of the exam.

    Talk to your school. I would tell them rather than hide it. Your choice but if you are year 12, then theres enough time to recover.
 
 
 
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