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So I narrowly missed my firm and insurance choices, and currently don't have a backup uni. I have applied for several unis in Clearing just in case, but have no interest in any of them. Instead, I'm keen on unis in Canada, in particular University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia (UBC) which accept A-Levels. My question is, would it be a better idea to enrol at a random uni and then transfer, or take a gap year and reapply (to both Canadian and UK unis)? I'm planning to enrol in an intensive Japanese language course in Japan, and then at a summer school in the US, should I take a gap year.
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If you enrol at a uni right away you'll have to pay money. If you take a gap year you won't.
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If you enrol at a uni right away you'll have to pay money. If you take a gap year you won't.
So what should I do?! I don't have a concrete plan yet for the gap year, and I don't want to regret wasting a year...
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So what should I do?! I don't have a concrete plan yet for the gap year, and I don't want to regret wasting a year...
You should start by contacting said international unis and see if they'll accept a transfer from a UK university.
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You should start by contacting said international unis and see if they'll accept a transfer from a UK university.
Yes, they do accept transfers from the UK.
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So what should I do?! I don't have a concrete plan yet for the gap year, and I don't want to regret wasting a year...
I took a gap year straight after a levels too and got a full-time job with a consultancy firm 4 weeks after so it really doesn’t take a long time to plan
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Yes, they do accept transfers from the UK.
What were your A level grades? Are they enough for UBC etc? How will you pay for your tuition? How will you pay for the Japanese language school?
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What were your A level grades? Are they enough for UBC etc? How will you pay for your tuition? How will you pay for the Japanese language school?
AAAA plus an A in the EPQ. Yes, they're enough. I don't have problems regarding finance.
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I took a gap year straight after a levels too and got a full-time job with a consultancy firm 4 weeks after so it really doesn’t take a long time to plan
How did you apply for it?
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AAAA plus an A in the EPQ. Yes, they're enough. I don't have problems regarding finance.
That's good. What are you hoping to potentially major in in Canada?

What's your level of Japanese like? Where are you thinking of going for your language studies in Japan?
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That's good. What are you hoping to potentially major in in Canada?

What's your level of Japanese like? Where are you thinking of going for your language studies in Japan?
Economics. I have very limited knowledge in Japanese, but plan to improve over the next month. I'm thinking University of Tokyo, Kyoto, Tohoku, etc. but I will confirm my choices after consulting an agent on Tuesday. I would also like to work at the same time, but don't know what or where to apply, or whether to start something myself...
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How did you apply for it?
I found openings at various local firms and emailed my cv around. They were impressed with my a levels and my interview so they offered me a job as a financial analyst and I’ve honestly learnt so much this year. How long is your course in Japan for because they only hired me due to my availability for the year. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn languages at uni (depending on where you go). At lse there’s a lot of choice
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