The question you need to ask yourself and maybe i need to ask myself is do i want to put my life on hold for a year.
What the hell?!
Do you honestly think that when people take Gap Years they "put their life on hold for a year"????
I think you'll find that actually a Gap Year (if done properly - i.e. not sitting around the house watching TV all year) can add significant enhancements to your life in many ways, rather than getting in the way of it!
I know for a fact that in my Gap Year I gained: -Experience of working full time -Experience of working in a supervisory role -Independence - travelled to USA alone -Experience of saving/budgeting - had to save to go to USA -Experience of working with kids - in USA -Experience of other cultures - USA -The time to reassess what I was going to do with my life (previously I wanted big-money career....afterwards I wanted to work with kids) -The time to "mature". I was a million times more mature after my Gap Year than I was before! -Friends! Many many friends in USA!
Please don't see a Gap Year as putting your life on hold, but rather as an opportunity to do something to "further yourself"....get a bit of non-academic REAL LIFE experience which you can't get from reading a book or sitting in a lecture theatre. If you really want to take a year out and reapply, there is NOTHING AT ALL stopping you!
It might be true ur not good enough for law at durham. Saying that there's again no harm in trying for an offer. It shows u want that uni and that course possibly more than someone else they might have given an offer to and u have to nothing to loose. Although its worth ringing b4 u do decide whether u still want to go there (to b honest durham r peeving me off at the mo and some the unis u got would look mighty tempting I had choice).
so they replied and said they're not going to reconsider my application and i was rejected based on my lnat. im absolutely gutted and now im really scared im not going to get offers from bristol/kcl who were my insurance.
With your GCSE's and AS levels I'd be surprised if you needed an insurance, just work hard this year and I'm sure you'll be fine. LSE and Warwick are as good (if not better) than Bristol and KCL for law so there's no reason to think they wont give you offers. Best of luck!
Kev will come and elaborate on this later, I'm sure but as far as I'm aware, he was set to go to university, but didn't get the grades.
I was predicted AAB at A-level
I got accepted at Durham for Geography (offer ABB).
Got BBC. Poo. Took a Gap Year.
Reapplied. Predicted ABB this time.
Offer, again, ABB
This time got ABB...went to Durham....yay!
....It's not all about perfectly amazing grades. I didn't do anything extra really...let's have a look...I did Duke of Edinburgh (Silver! lol), I did a Sports Leader Course, and I worked in a supermarket!! That's all!
As I've said a million times, if you know how to "work" a Personal Statement to your advantage you can get in. It is not about a list of a million things you've done. It's about how you've made the most of what you DO do