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    Hello,

    I'm 24 years old, I didn't do well in my GCSE's, so bad I can't even remember the results.

    I went to college and managed to get a distinction, distinction, merit in music technology.

    I studied multimedia computing with music in university and recieved a poor 2:2 due to suffering with depression and anxiety.

    After getting over my anxiety and depression, I went on to teach myself web development and managed to land a job in a internet marketing agency as a web developer and have been there for the last year.

    Now to the point. I suffer from a Class 3 malocclusion with signs of TMJ which I diagnosed myself after spending over 6 months researching and learning about my condition. Over that time, I found a huge interest in dentistry and spending my free time researching and asking my dentist questions normal patients wouldn't ask.

    My question is, what steps would I need to take to get into dentistry. I'm pretty sure I'll have to take A-Levels as I do not have any or would I need to redo my GCSE's first? and which subjects would I need to do.

    Thanks for taking the time to read my post.

    Kind Regards,

    B.
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    hello x
    you do need gcses in of 5 c grades defintely in science,maths and english for dentistry and for university 3 A-levels (inc. 2 sciences - generally Chemistry and Biolog)

    good luck if its what you want you can do it :yep: x
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    Thanks Rosie.

    Better get started then
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    You'll need Alevel grades AAB with AA in chemistry and biology
    You'll need maths and english GCSE at grade B minimum (some ask for A)

    Have you considered doing an access course or applying to the foundation 6 year dentistry courses?
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    I still need GCSE’s grade A-C for the access course and A-level ABB for the foundation 6 year course. I found this http://www.lambethcollege.ac.uk/cour...cfm?cit_id=492 but I feel it would be better to take the GCSE's + A Level route as I've heard some uni's dont accept the access course.

    What do you think?

    Thanks for your reply.
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    (Original post by Bleachie)
    I heard that it's difficult to get into dental school through the access course as only a few universities accept it, I could be wrong. Either way I still need GCSE’s grade A-C for the access course and A-level ABB for the foundation 6 year course.

    Thanks for your reply.
    What are you planning to do then?
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    I was planning to get GCSE's in maths and english and then get the a-levels in biology, chemistry, maths and AS in ICT. Then apply for the foundation degree. I know it'll take a few years, but I see this as a solid route.

    Thanks.
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    I just saw this for 6 year foundation.

    GCSE: Five GCSEs at a minimum of Grade A (including either Integrated Double Award Science or Physics, Chemistry and Biology)....normally required in support of your level 3 qualifications (e.g. A Levels, IB etc).

    Guess it'll take longer than I thought
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    (Original post by Bleachie)
    I just saw this for 6 year foundation.

    GCSE: Five GCSEs at a minimum of Grade A (including either Integrated Double Award Science or Physics, Chemistry and Biology)....normally required in support of your level 3 qualifications (e.g. A Levels, IB etc).

    Guess it'll take longer than I thought
    Good luck.
 
 
 
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