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Can I defer a university offer and apply elsewhere in the meantime?
But you cannot hold a deferred offer whilst re-applying through UCAS. If you want to start a fresh application through UCAS for entry in 2016 you must not be holding any offers.
It may seem a gamble but if you know where you want to go and you meet the entry requirements it may be wise to start from scratch. Think carefully and don't turn down the offer of a place until you are absolutely sure about what you want. You could check with your teachers and parents.