Conversation Between hopingtobeadentist and Link96ra
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Kings say they GCSE's don't matter as long as you get a minimum of B in English and maths but personally I think they do because the lowest grade in GCSE's I know that people have got is 2 A*'s and A's and B's but even then they had high points in UKCAT.
But you definitely need to get at least a B in English and Maths.
The GCSE's and UKCAT both add up to decide if you can get it, so suppose you have low GCSE's but a very high UKCAT for example 700, then I'm sure you would get in with good A-Levels, however, if you have low GCSE's and low UKCAT points then you won't regardless of your A-Levels.
So just make sure you can get the best possible GCSE grades to you wouldn't have to work as hard to achieve high point in UKCAT because if you get low GCSE's, your UKCAT points would have to make up for it.
Someone with 9A*'s and UKCAT of 630 can get in, someone with 2 A*'s would need about near 700 to get in.
Okay second question, yeah start straight away in my opinion, it's best to do a lot of work experience in various places now because you might not have time in A-Levels that much because of hardcore revision etc.
Try this site, it has EVERYTHING for dentistry work experience: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...ork_Experience
No it won't be an advantage, you just need to take Bio and Chem and drop one as AS, it won't give you a better chance of getting in if you took maths or physics trust me. Just make sure you get all A's in them.
So, it won't be an advantage, they don't put much emphasis on academic subjects at A-Levels, you only need to do Chem and Bio and get really good levels, you could even take Music with it for all they care.
So whoever tells you it would be an advantage, don't listen to them.
Hope this helps
oh and when i say someone who only took bio and chem i mean bio chem and other subjects that arnt phys and maths......
hi erm hope you dont mind but could you answer my following questions about dentistry i would realllyyyy appreciate it
i was wondering how much emphasise kings put on your gcse grades and when i should start doing my work experience, should i do it know as ive just finished my gcse's and dont really have anything to do and my final question is will i be at a advantage if i took bio chem phys and maths at a level (dropping maths after as) than someone who just took a level bio and chem?