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    Hi! I’m in year 12 but after year 13 I want to take a gap year. I’m an aspiring musician (singer/songwriter) so want to use that year to really gain experience performing at gigs and stuff but I also want to do a workshop in Costa Rica in the October/November where there are lots of really good contacts and stuff. But I’m not sure how to prepare for this- if I fail in that year I need a plan but don’t really wanna go to uni, but also will I need to save up for a gap year? And how do I fill a whole year up with trying to build my skills? Help!
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    Hi! I’m in year 12 but after year 13 I want to take a gap year. I’m an aspiring musician (singer/songwriter) so want to use that year to really gain experience performing at gigs and stuff but I also want to do a workshop in Costa Rica in the October/November where there are lots of really good contacts and stuff. But I’m not sure how to prepare for this- if I fail in that year I need a plan but don’t really wanna go to uni, but also will I need to save up for a gap year? And how do I fill a whole year up with trying to build my skills? Help!
    Its pretty easy. just write your ideas down.

    1. Do as well as possible in A levels. If need be get a place at Uni for 2018 and defer t 2019. If you get the grades then things are much easier and no retakes.
    2. You have to sell it to your parents.
    3. get a job and earn money asap after exams. Work out how much you need and whether parents will support you going to CR. You have to plan that trip as well. You can use something like trip advisor or thorn tree.
    4. When you get back then you cna either get another job to earn more money for uni or go for more experience or both.

    The key is working hard now so you know you have the grades or place for uni.
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    Its pretty easy. just write your ideas down.

    1. Do as well as possible in A levels. If need be get a place at Uni for 2018 and defer t 2019. If you get the grades then things are much easier and no retakes.
    2. You have to sell it to your parents.
    3. get a job and earn money asap after exams. Work out how much you need and whether parents will support you going to CR. You have to plan that trip as well. You can use something like trip advisor or thorn tree.
    4. When you get back then you cna either get another job to earn more money for uni or go for more experience or both.

    The key is working hard now so you know you have the grades or place for uni.
    Thank you for that. While getting places for uni is wise as a backup that’s not really what I want to do after my gap year. Would I be allowed to accept places but then not go or would I have to go after my gap year if I accept?
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    Thank you for that. While getting places for uni is wise as a backup that’s not really what I want to do after my gap year. Would I be allowed to accept places but then not go or would I have to go after my gap year if I accept?
    It was to sell it to your parents that ypu knew what you were doing.

    Unis wont force you to go if you change your mind. It's not really a gap year you want as you seem to have other career plans. get decent A levels and then you have choice.
 
 
 

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