Mental health issues and A Levels

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Mo_Barker
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I had a ROUGH time with A levels, I'll just start with that. I'm an independent liver, which meant working long hours. In fact, although I only went to college 3 days a week due to my timetable, on those 3 days I was also working, which meant being up at 6am to leave at 7:30, not getting home til 10pm, and not sleeping til 12pm since I had to cook and shower. I was tired, and eventually I burned out. I also had issues with a teacher who mocked and bullied me, and having no real aim other than get by. When I went to the doctor and hospital multiple times due to sickness both mentally and physically I was shooed, and college didn't intervene until it was too late.
So that's the circumstance. I got an A in Gov/Pol AS last year, and did Geog, His, and Econ plus an EPQ this year. I failed my coursework miserably, mainly due to one of the subjects being the one in which the teacher belittled me, and the other suffering as a result. I heard that I got a C in my EPQ.
I got into Cambridge to do econ (which isn't even the subject I want to do- in having no clear aim I realise now it was because I hated the degree I wanted to do!) and I know full well I've missed the offer. But- are they forgiving? Of course, they have a reputation to uphold, but I really feel as though I'd thrive there. I had a bad time due to illness, bullying, etc, and I hid away from college. But I feel like I could really do great things. What can I do?
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Not much tbh. Short of retaking, you've passed the window for extenuating circumstances.
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(Original post by vicvic38)
Not much tbh. Short of retaking, you've passed the window for extenuating circumstances.
Unfortunately I tried all avenues. Universities have been contacted re the situation, but retaking isn't viable. I'm on minimum wage, I can't afford more exams.
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