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    My friend has decided on a gap year and it'll be likely he'll reapply, and I'm in the process of thinking about it all too.

    What he (and I) wanted to know was how, if at all, do they treat post A-level applicants differently?

    Is the leniency tighter, for instance? Do they expect more etc.?
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    (Original post by DrSebWilkes)
    My friend has decided on a gap year and it'll be likely he'll reapply, and I'm in the process of thinking about it all too.

    What he (and I) wanted to know was how, if at all, do they treat post A-level applicants differently?

    Is the leniency tighter, for instance? Do they expect more etc.?
    In my experience they couldn't care less. I was treated just like any other applicant, the fact that I was on a gap year never came up.

    I do think that if you have top grades already achieved then there's a bit more leeway if you slightly underperform at interview, but it's by no means a free ticket in.
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    If by 'post A Level' you mean specifically people in their gap years, they won't treat you any differently and, provided you already got the grades, will judge you alongside any other A Level applicant, one thing that does lie on your side however, is the absoluteness of your grades, if they are, say A*A*A, unis may infact lean slightly towards you (but don't take this as an immediate acceptance), as your grades have already been attained as opposed to someone who just has predicted grades with more margin for uncertainty.

    But, besides that, you won't be treated any differently to any other applicant, the only difference is your grades are already attained.
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    Unless you're applying for maths, it shouldn't be a problem
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    (Original post by DrSebWilkes)
    My friend has decided on a gap year and it'll be likely he'll reapply, and I'm in the process of thinking about it all too.

    What he (and I) wanted to know was how, if at all, do they treat post A-level applicants differently?

    Is the leniency tighter, for instance? Do they expect more etc.?
    If you exceed the typical offer that's a good thing. And they will expect a little more "maturity" at interview.

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    I was a post-exam applicant and they treated me just like any other applicant. They asked me at the end of my interview why I chose to take a gap year and I just was honest with them and told them I didn't make the most informed decisions through my initial application and wanted to rectify that. I think they appreciated that more instead of some artificial pretentious speech making myself out to be some virtuous altruist.
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    the only difference is when start uni. your a year older and the others are fresh in
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