Some students choose to gain wider experience and increased maturity by taking a year out. This can be used to gain work experience, travel abroad or take part in GAP projects. Simply show on your UCAS application how you expect to spend the year.
You can apply for deferred entry while you are still at school or college or you can request deferred entry after submitting your UCAS application.
You may also apply after you receive your exam results. If you do this, make sure that you are contactable during the year out. You may need to accept or decline offers and answer any queries relating to your application.