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will my GCSE's bring everything else down for DENTISTRY? whyyyyy :(

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    Yes they will because you need A* and A's and you have a lot of B's and C's and they don't accept BTEC so they only valid things you have is 4 A's which isn't enough so give up your dream.
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    Even if everything else is more than they required, they will still bring it down?
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    (Original post by SportsFan)
    Yes they will because you need A* and A's and you have a lot of B's and C's and they don't accept BTEC so they only valid things you have is 4 A's which isn't enough so give up your dream.

    Even if everything else is a lot more than they required, they will still bring it down?
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    Just say you've wanted to be a dentist all your life and that you practiced on your pets/siblings when you were younger. That'll eclipse your GCSEs (that really aren't that bad).
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    (Original post by SportsFan)
    Yes they will because you need A* and A's and you have a lot of B's and C's and they don't accept BTEC so they only valid things you have is 4 A's which isn't enough so give up your dream.
    I see that you have yet to complete your GCSEs - care to explain where your understanding of what dental schools require comes from?
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    I don't think it's too much of of an issue, you're voluntary work sounds good, so just make your personal statement really based on your work experience and voluntary work - what you've learned, why you'd make a good dentist ect. You just have to be aware some uni's such as Birmingham are a big fan of GCSE's and so make sure you apply to the ones which are less bothered (e.g Leeds put big emphasis on extra curriculars/work ex/ voluntary. Get a good UKCAT and your GCSE's will matter less.
    Just keep optimistic and fit as much stuff into this summer as possible!
    Also make sure you show team work, leadership and manual dexterity.
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    you could apply next year and retake some of your gcse's (the ones that may not meet the requirements, e.g. kcl require maths at a B or something and english at a C). however if you meet the requirement however, try and focus on the other important areas of your dentistry application like your PS and voluntary/ work experience.
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    it is a really competitive course as you know
    i know someone last year who got into it via clearing [ikr, how?]... there GCSE's were kinda the same as yours
    they had exceptional work experience and did a lot of work [his work wasn't anything to do with dentistry but they still loved it]. his alevel grades were A*AA i think? or A*AB and a B in physics AS
    if it's destined for you, it will happen
    don't get down if it doesn't work out, keep your head up and try and get aim for something else

    ...oops i just realised how far back this was, 2012 wah

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