Gap year Question

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    I want to apply to uni after i get my a level results and take a gap year, i do not want to apply for deferred entry, as my as results are bad and so is my predicted grades but i know i will get much better A2 grades, so my question is if i want to apply after results when do i do it? do you apply after the summer holiday in september/october then take the year off while waiting for the replies? or do you apply after you have taken the year off? im confused by this because the application deadlines are January so taking a year off and then applying would mean that you would have to spend 2 years out of education? someone pls explain this, thankyou
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    Apply straight after your results for the following September start (i.e. at the beginning of your gap year). Then you just have the one year out.
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    (Original post by sunnyb)
    Apply straight after your results for the following September start (i.e. at the beginning of your gap year). Then you just have the one year out.
    ok thank you and since im not going to be stating that im doing a deferred entry on my application, how would i tell them that im doing a gap year, also a lot of people i see, talk about how they took a gap year, got loads of experience then applied? so does that mean that those people would have applied a year after and had to have spent another year out of education so two years?
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    (Original post by jacob1371)
    ok thank you and since im not going to be stating that im doing a deferred entry on my application, how would i tell them that im doing a gap year, also a lot of people i see, talk about how they took a gap year, got loads of experience then applied? so does that mean that those people would have applied a year after and had to have spent another year out of education so two years?
    Well my daughter has just started her gap year and will be applying in the next couple of months to start September 2017. She's not started filling out the form yet but will probably put something in her statement about what she's doing now and what she plans to do through next year. I guess they can see you're taking a gap year just by the fact you've already got your results (and looking at the dates).
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    (Original post by sunnyb)
    Well my daughter has just started her gap year and will be applying in the next couple of months to start September 2017. She's not started filling out the form yet but will probably put something in her statement about what she's doing now and what she plans to do through next year. I guess they can see you're taking a gap year just by the fact you've already got your results (and looking at the dates).
    Also, maybe some people apply after the January deadline. They take a gap year and then decide to make a late application in the summer?
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    (Original post by sunnyb)
    Well my daughter has just started her gap year and will be applying in the next couple of months to start September 2017. She's not started filling out the form yet but will probably put something in her statement about what she's doing now and what she plans to do through next year. I guess they can see you're taking a gap year just by the fact you've already got your results (and looking at the dates).
    thanks a lot for the answer, much appreciated
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    (Original post by jacob1371)
    I want to apply to uni after i get my a level results and take a gap year, i do not want to apply for deferred entry, as my as results are bad and so is my predicted grades but i know i will get much better A2 grades, so my question is if i want to apply after results when do i do it? do you apply after the summer holiday in september/october then take the year off while waiting for the replies? or do you apply after you have taken the year off? im confused by this because the application deadlines are January so taking a year off and then applying would mean that you would have to spend 2 years out of education? someone pls explain this, thankyou
    I'd strongly recommend applying this year for deferred entry while you're in sixth form and have support from your teachers. You can easily withdraw and reapply again after your results but that will mean you know more about how UCAS and applications work when you're applying away from the support of your sixth form.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    I'd strongly recommend applying this year for deferred entry while you're in sixth form and have support from your teachers. You can easily withdraw and reapply again after your results but that will mean you know more about how UCAS and applications work when you're applying away from the support of your sixth form.
    the thing is, i dont want to take a gap year, but i have to because my AS was bad ( my subjects are all linear tho) and my predicted probably isnt that good, I will have support from my sixth form, after i leave my college, i was told this by my tutor as long as i tell them i can come back in for references and other things , i would only apply this year if my predicted is all As because i want to get into a good uni but i doubt that i will get those predictions. Im still trying to figure out want i really want to do and keep changing mind so that another factor, guess i will wait and see how my predictions are
 
 
 
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