Hi University of Kent,
Thanks so much for your input. As of right now, I haven't talked to anyone at school due to me being so busy as mocks are coming up, but I'll definitely have a chat once everything clears up. I've already written up my PS but haven't sent it yet for the same reason.
Going to university to pursue my passion in psychology is my end goal, but I'm not sure what my mental health will look like at the end of my A-levels, seeing as I need to achieve A's across all my subjects, or I might have a change of heart and decide to go to university. I'm not too sure yet.
If I do take a year off, I will make sure I make it productive by doing all sorts of things you mentioned and more. Will my application be affected if I do take a year off? Will I need to take a foundation before doing my first year?