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Should I go to university in 2017, or take a gap year? watch

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    I'm currently in year 12 studying chemistry, biology, English literature and health & social care (Btec). And I'd like to study primary education at university, however I've been considering taking a gap year so that I'm able to earn and save money, whilst also gaining some work experience and developing social skills.
    I'm a little torn in deciding what to do, and I was wondering if any of you could offer some advice from your own experience, or just general guidance. Thanks

    If I was in your shoes I would just go to Uni in 2017.
    I mean you definitely know what you want to do, Right?
    For now look at different Unis and see what they offer. I know that some universities do sandwich years which is were you can work in your chosen career for a year and then you finish your third year afterwards. And you will learn certain skills at university anyway. There's no point waiting it out when you can get it over and done with. Most students who go on a gap year don't always end up going to uni. As for money you can get a student loan, eventually you can pay it off. I'm not sure whether the student loan pays towards accommodation so you may have to save up for that. Otherwise stay close to home. What I'm thinking of is staying close to home and I can drive there.
    Just think it through and look at your options, remember nothing is set in stone.
    I hope this sort of helps

    Definitely go to University in 2017. It'll be a whole lot easier in the long run as by the time you go the next year, you would have probably forgotten half the stuff you learnt at A-Level!
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