In regards to my AS (WJEC, Wales) subjects, I opted for English Literature, Psychology, and Classics. I achieved an A in English and a high B in Psychology (no grade for Classics since it follows a linear course). However, significant personal circumstances arose at the beginning of A2, prompting me to defer my studies for a year. Despite this, I was determined to remain engaged in education and continued with English, where I am predicted to receive an A*. My concern is whether top universities will disregard my application due to the fact that I technically took three years to complete my A-levels, despite not retaking any exams and the serious issues that led to my gap year. Basically, I'm uncertain if it's worth pursuing admission to these universities (specifically Manchester, Bristol, UCL, and St Andrews). Am I wasting my time?