Gap Year


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A gap year is typically known as a sabbatical year that is usually taken by students after high school. The aim of taking a gap year is to provide students to discover themselves and decide what type of education and career pathway they wish to pursue. A gap year is a way of getting students to step out of their comfort zones away from their familiar surroundings into a new environment.


For many high school learners, the idea of jumping into the next phase of life right after finishing their matric year is daunting and overwhelming. This is why thousands of newly matriculated learners opt to take a “gap” year.


A gap year is when students take a break after high school before embarking their tertiary studies. There is this misconception that  taking a gap year will make you forget everything you’ve learnt at school.


A gap year is a period of time between high school and college when students take a break from their education to pursue other activities. Here are some ideas for you to fill up your gap year before venturing into your field of study. 


Q&A with an expert reveals details of working as an au pair. Are you interested in taking a gap year? Whether you’ve just finished school and need some time out to decide what to do, or if you’ve been working for a while and need a change, au pairing overseas is a viable career choice.


Ever wondered what gap year really entails and why should you even give it any thought? We've unpacked it in a bit more detail for you.


For those matrics who don’t immediately after school gain access to their desired university course, or whose results don’t meet the necessary admission requirements for, for example, degree or diploma programmes, an academically constructive bridging year can provide an alternative route of entry into a university.


A gap year is a wonderful opportunity that can help you find yourself and discover your true potential, especially if it involves travelling. Here are some benefits are spending your gap year abroad.

 


For many graduates, the option of taking a gap year can sound extremely appealing, especially after years of studying. Here is how to determine if taking a gap year is a good choice for you.


Matrics who are tempted to take a year off after their school careers – whether it is because they feel they just need a break, or because they don’t yet know if or what they want to study – should think twice about their decision, an education expert says.


So what are you going to do next year? If you can't answer this question and you are currently in Matric, you might want to consider reading on.







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Post-Matric Options

 

After completing your matric certificate exams, you are faced with a multitude of post-matric options that can shape your future paths.

These options range from pursuing higher education at universities or colleges, entering vocational training programs, joining the workforce, or even considering entrepreneurial ventures, each offering unique opportunities for personal and professional growth.

You've probably been contemplating the next chapter of your life all throughout the year asking yourself, 'what am I going to study after I finish completing my matric certificate exams?', 'am I going to study? What else can I do when I pass'? Well, we can help.

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