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    Okay Basically my Gcse's are quite rubbish 10 A's 2 b's and 2 c's ( c in english ) then started with A levels
    I retook Year 12 ( My mom was very ill and i was emotionally unstable and...went through some depression..
    Realising I hadn't achieved anything. I decided a fresh start and retook year 12 and got my results at AAAA and cashed in. I honestly think i could get Minimum 4 A's for my A2 if given a offer or even A*'s ...i just need a offer.
    I decided to take 4 subject to year 13 and apply to dentistry.
    I know they don't like retakes and i don't think my reason for retaking is strong enough. Despite this i'm still applying...
    What are my chances of getting in? and What alternative routes are there, could i do dental hygine at uni that does dentistry and move to dentistry after first year or anything or grad entry?
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    (Original post by johnaz)
    Okay Basically my Gcse's are quite rubbish 10 A's 2 b's and 2 c's ( c in english ) then started with A levels
    I retook Year 12 ( My mom was very ill and i was emotionally unstable and...went through some depression..
    Realising I hadn't achieved anything. I decided a fresh start and retook year 12 and got my results at AAAA and cashed in. I honestly think i could get Minimum 4 A's for my A2 if given a offer or even A*'s ...i just need a offer.
    I decided to take 4 subject to year 13 and apply to dentistry.
    I know they don't like retakes and i don't think my reason for retaking is strong enough. Despite this i'm still applying...
    What are my chances of getting in? and What alternative routes are there, could i do dental hygine at uni that does dentistry and move to dentistry after first year or anything or grad entry?
    Firstly, if you have a doctors note stating what you went through during your A levels (and you mention this in your PS) then they will take this into consideration. It IS a reason to retake your A-levels, so don't think it's not a strong enough reason.

    Secondly, if you couldn't get in through that route, then you could always take an undergraduate science degree and then apply after that, to either the 5 yr courses or the 4 yr GEP couses.
    Dental Hygiene & Therapy is not an option for going into dentistry at the moment, as you would still need to do the full 4 or 5 year course after this. This may change in the future, but not soon.
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    Peninsula will accept applications from Dental Hygiene & Therapy/ Dental Nurses if they score highly enough on the GAMSAT.
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    (Original post by JCM89)
    Peninsula will accept applications from Dental Hygiene & Therapy/ Dental Nurses if they score highly enough on the GAMSAT.
    Yes, but as above, you need to do the dental hygiene/nurse course FIRST, and then apply for the full 4 yr GEP.
    You're better off doing a science undergrad, as all GEP courses accept that.
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    (Original post by johnaz)
    Okay Basically my Gcse's are quite rubbish 10 A's 2 b's and 2 c's ( c in english )
    how is that rubbish?!
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    (Original post by TGosling1234)
    how is that rubbish?!
    in comparison to others applying for dentistry
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    (Original post by gene-ius)
    Yes, but as above, you need to do the dental hygiene/nurse course FIRST, and then apply for the full 4 yr GEP.
    Obviously.

    (Original post by gene-ius)
    You're better off doing a science undergrad, as all GEP courses accept that.
    Strategically yes, as more options are open to you. Financially speaking, taking an NHS funded dental hygienist and dental therapist course, sitting the GAMSAT, and applying to Peninsula is a cheaper and shorter route than taking on three years of student loans. I'd say the optimal graduate entry route would be a nursing degree as this is fully funded by the NHS and accepted by standard and graduate entry dental schools.
 
 
 
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