IonaGrace17
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Welcome to my mad mind

So, this is my journey of getting my ass to university and that means you're going to need some background info...
    • July 2015 - finished GCSE's with 3 A's and 7 B's, taking my exams 2 months after waking up from a diabetic coma (at diagnosis). Chose Sociology, Psychology, English Lit and Biology as my AS levels, started in Sept 2015
    • November 2015 - major depressive episode, took 3 weeks out of college and wasn't going to go back unless they allowed me to drop Psychology, and I went back in December. Really enjoyed the last few months of AS year.
    • August 2016 - AS results of ACD (sociology, English literature and biology respectively) and slipped back into a depressive episode because I worked ridiculously hard, destroyed my mental health in the process and made myself seriously ill, but still didn't get the grades I was nor hoping for or predicted (depressive episodes are a running theme js)
    • Sept 2016, started A2, the whole of which i can only describe as a blur. I don't remember the majority of the year
    • I didn't apply for university because i wanted a gap year to travel, focus on my diabetes control and sort out my mental health
    • August 2017 - A-Level results day and cried for hours on end, came out with BDD (sociology, English lit and biology respectively), knew I would never be able to get accepted into a university with those grades, dreams of travel and exploration and a gap year were destroyed, ended up getting into Year 14 at the same college, doing year 1 and 2 of a Health and Social Care National Extended Certificate in one year and retaking Biology.

    And here I am. It is February 2018. I have firmed BCU for Child Nursing and insured SHU for the same course. Both are conditional offers.
Conditions of offers:
  1. Birmingham City - 80 UCAS tariff points from Biology and Health, which working it out means I need to get a distinction in Health and a C in Biology
  2. Sheffield Hallam - 112 UCAS tariff points overall. With my B in Sociology and D in Biology, this adds up to 64 points. This leaves 48 points from Health and Social Care, which requires a Distinction.

So very complicated I know, but as I've come to understand it, to get into university, I need a distinction in Health. No matter what. However, I have a little bit of le-way with Biology, if I get a C when I retake it in June, I can go to BCU, and if I don't quite manage that, I get into SHU.
Basically, I need to work extremely super duper hard over the next 3 months. And it's going to be difficult. The aim is to update on a weekly basis, probably on a Sunday, just updating on how my coursework is coming along, and eventually (probably around mid-March) how I'm tackling revision of Biology. Hopefully, this gives me the motivation to get through these next few months without another depressive episode, and get myself to university!
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(Original post by IonaGrace17)

Welcome to my mad mind

So, this is my journey of getting my ass to university and that means you're going to need some background info...
[list][list][*]July 2015 - finished GCSE's with 3 A's and 7 B's, taking my exams 2 months after waking up from a diabetic coma (at diagnosis). Chose Sociology, Psychology, English Lit and Biology as my AS levels, started in Sept 2015 ....
Good luck - I look forward to reading your progress.
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Good luck - I look forward to reading your progress.
Thank you, gobsmacked anyone even read this!
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