My academic performance has been badly affected by circumstances beyond my control. Will you take this into account?

Yes, absolutely.

We'll try to gather as much information as possible from your application, so our decision about you is appropriately contextualised. Therefore, if anything beyond your control has had a detrimental impact on your academic performance, you should let us know. We cannot make proper allowance for factors unknown to us.

The main way you should communicate such factors to us is via an Extenuating Circumstances Form. You may also wish to contact the Admissions Office directly.