I'm in desperate need of some reassurance.
I got excellent results in secondary and then transferred to a local college to do A levels. At the start of the year I was predicted to attain AAAB I was also told that I could get AAAA though throughout the year and my tutor pegged me as a possible Oxbridge candidate. I was ecstatic about this prospect, as it's my dream. I also attained 100% attendance. However, throughout the year problems have occurred. My father was very ill at the time of my exams and died of cancer last week and my college has taught the wrong syllabus for one of my courses, only finished one course three days before the exam (leaving virtually no time for solid revision alongside other exams), one teacher also gave us our mock exam (the one that should have been done in January with the others) a week before our actual exam and then made some of us mark our own mocks. We were also only taught exam technique a day before the exam for English Literature and the teacher never marks our work and even did an awful job with coursework for everyone. It's just been a monumental mess up this year. One teacher even openly said that they didn't care what we got in our exams as they would still have their salary at the end of the year.
My mother, alongside being stressed about my father, has been very stressed about my education and I'm actually transferring to a private sixth form, where I was offered a scholarship, to retake year 12. The school I'm going to will definitely get me the grades I need for Oxbridge, but I'm so depressed that this year hasn't worked out. I spoke to Oxford and they said it won't be a problem if I retake year 12 and it shouldn't hinder my application because of the circumstances, but will other universities feel the same, do you think?
I'm so stressed. I got ACCD in my AS levels (the D was History, I got a B in one unit and an E in the other, but I can't comprehend why and will probably get it remarked to get the score up). I really am miserable at the moment because of my father and now this too.
I know I have a chance to retake and I'll definitely get the grades next year, but right now I'm in need of some reassurance.
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