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    Hey guys, I am currently in year 12 and i'm seriously considering taking a gap year, but I have a few questions: Do I have to apply to uni in year 13 or can I apply during my gap year? also, Can I submit my A2 results or Do I have to submit AS grades? Also, during the gap year, how can I get teacher letter of recommendations and stuff, i'm really confused as to how my school will help me during my application process during my gap year.

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    What's best to do is apply in your last year of school but apply for a differed entry which means you go the following year. Or you can do what I did and apply for uni this year and then if you get a place, you email the uni and ask them to change it to a defered entry, that means you don't have to worry about getting into uni at all in your gap year and you can focus on having fun!
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    Defered entry** sorry. Look up what it means if you don't know. Basically it allows you to take a gap year
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    (Original post by Mathsqueen)
    Hey guys, I am currently in year 12 and i'm seriously considering taking a gap year, but I have a few questions: Do I have to apply to uni in year 13 or can I apply during my gap year? also, Can I submit my A2 results or Do I have to submit AS grades? Also, during the gap year, how can I get teacher letter of recommendations and stuff, i'm really confused as to how my school will help me during my application process during my gap year.

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    You can either apply for deferred entry in year 13, or apply in your gap year - are you certain what you want to study? I applied in my gap year and got the deputy head of my sixth form to write me a reference - why don't you contact them and ask what their policy is?


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    You're better off applying in year 13, and going for deferred entry. The support of a reference from your school + predicted grades will help your application. You won't get this if you apply in your gap year.
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    (Original post by AR_95)
    You're better off applying in year 13, and going for deferred entry. The support of a reference from your school + predicted grades will help your application. You won't get this if you apply in your gap year.
    Would argue that this isn't entirely true - I applied in my gap year and still managed to get a reference from my school plus had my actual exam results to put on my application, which meant I had met their entry requirements already. Also, I was able to add more to my personal statement based on what I had done in the last year. However, if you already know for sure what you want to study, then makes sense to apply for deferred entry


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