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    As in the title, is gap year quite common in the UK?

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    year, lots of people take one for various reasons
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    (Original post by Yipyipee)
    year, lots of people take one for various reasons
    In italy is not seen as a good thing, most of people can think you are lazy, or immature.
    Otherwise UK have more people with a degree then Italy.
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    far too many middle class families with excess money and literally how easy it is to live on $5 a day in large parts of asia
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    (Original post by hannah00)
    far too many middle class families with excess money and literally how easy it is to live on $5 a day in large parts of asia
    Yes but it wasn't related to money, but to time.
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    sometimes people need a year out to help develop maturity, i they dont feel ray to go into uni just yet. For example its common with medicine as its a six year course, so people may want an extra year to themselves. Also if they dont get in the first time, they may need to reapply
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    Does high school in the Uk last only 4 years?
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    (Original post by WiSi)
    Does high school in the Uk last only 4 years?
    5 years
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    (Original post by Lia22)
    5 years
    So, if I'm not wrong is different from the USA system?
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    (Original post by WiSi)
    So, if I'm not wrong is different from the USA system?
    The british and american schools system just uses different terms for school years/grades.

    Year 10-13 in the UK would be the equivalent of grade 9-12 of the US system's 'high school.'
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    (Original post by hydroxide)
    The british and american schools system just uses different terms for school years/grades.

    Year 10-13 in the UK would be the equivalent of grade 9-12 of the US system's 'high school.'
    At which age a student in the Uk end high school?
    A student that didn't repeated a year.
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    (Original post by WiSi)
    At which age a student in the Uk end high school?
    A student that didn't repeated a year.
    normally people in Year 13 are 17 turning 18 years old, or 18 turning 19.
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    (Original post by hydroxide)
    normally people in Year 13 are 17 turning 18 years old, or 18 turning 19.
    So people with a gap year start university at 20 years old?
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    Yeh so most people in Y13 will leave sixthform at 17/18 to then go onto university at 18/19 - if you take a gap year you would enter university at 19/20
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    (Original post by Scarlettcake)
    Yeh so most people in Y13 will leave sixthform at 17/18 to then go onto university at 18/19 - if you take a gap year you would enter university at 19/20
    Beside this, would you say that the gap year is something useful or it's just a moment to take a rest?
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    Totally dependant on your situation...
    - I’m not taking a gap year, I have found a course which I love and I’m super excited to be going to uni.
    - My boyfriend is, he has had a massive change of heart with what course to study so is going to reapply next year and get some work experience and travelling done in the mean time.
    - I have friends who are taking one as they are going on 6 month volunteer programmes abroad
    - If you are unsure with what you want to do at uni then take one, because there’s no point wasting 3 years on a course you don’t want to do
    - If you do take one make it worthwhile and don’t spend all your time sat at home, travel, learn a language, volunteer, get a job etc
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    (Original post by WiSi)
    Does high school in the Uk last only 4 years?
    It lasts 5 years.
    Then college is 2 years. - optional


    Gap year if u wanna, and uni is optional.
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    (Original post by WiSi)
    As in the title, is gap year quite common in the UK?

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    It’s popular since:
    - people want to travel or volunteer abroad before starting uni
    - to retake exams
    - to find out what course they want to do by gaining more work experience
    - to get some cash before starting uni
    - lots of reasons
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    (Original post by Scarlettcake)
    Totally dependant on your situation...
    - I’m not taking a gap year, I have found a course which I love and I’m super excited to be going to uni.
    - My boyfriend is, he has had a massive change of heart with what course to study so is going to reapply next year and get some work experience and travelling done in the mean time.
    - I have friends who are taking one as they are going on 6 month volunteer programmes abroad
    - If you are unsure with what you want to do at uni then take one, because there’s no point wasting 3 years on a course you don’t want to do
    - If you do take one make it worthwhile and don’t spend all your time sat at home, travel, learn a language, volunteer, get a job etc
    Can i ask what did you chose ?

    This volunteering program start from the public high school or is something that you have to organize on your own?

    It's good to travel, learn a language, volunteer and get a job, but going in other countries requires lots of money, but probably British people have them and have the possibility to make this investment.
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    (Original post by MKaur18)
    It’s popular since:
    - people want to travel or volunteer abroad before starting uni
    - to retake exams
    - to find out what course they want to do by gaining more work experience
    - to get some cash before starting uni
    - lots of reasons
    Which exams ?
 
 
 

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