The best way to prepare? See all your friends as much as possible Make the most of your free time Spend time with your family Clear lots of space on your Sky+ box Go on holiday Relax I guess you could take a look at a textbook or two a bit if you really wanted to! Seriously though, don't stress, don't try to prepare. You will be prepped with what you need when you start. Free time doesn't come easy in your GTP year (well, after October at least...). I (hopefully) get signed off next week, and wouldn't change this last year for the world. It's a great experience, and I feel ready for 'my own' classes - just enjoy your free time and see your friends now while you can!