I took a gap year because I wished to reapply to Medicine. I then fell just shy of the required grades and for a variety of reasons, I decided against resitting and applied to do Psychology instead. It was absolutely worth it. I was a care worker during my gap year and it taught me a great deal about humanity, kindness, and also about some injustices and how the world works. It also taught me the value of money, to the point I thanked my mum and dad for effectively wasting so much money on me when I was a kid. I also had fun, travelled a little around the UK with the money and did plenty of things I wanted to do, and spent a worry-free summer knowing I had my place guaranteed at a uni I liked!