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    Hi, I applied for dentistry this year and got 4 rejections but ive got an offer for bio med at newcastle.
    I got ABBC at AS so it wasnt surprising getting 4 rejections. I got 640 on my ukcat with minimal effort also.
    Decided to put some effort in this year(in year 13) and in Jan I got A*AAAAB. Im defo on track to getting AAA or A*AA. Also, my ukcat should go up.
    Ive done 8 weekly visits to a dental practice, 1 day at an endodontist and a couple of weekly visits to a retirement home volounteering.
    My GCSEs are 6A*s 5As 1B and 1C.
    I was wondering what my chances are at getting in through a gap year? and also any advice people who were in similar positions could give
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    If you keep on track with AAA or better and gain more work experience during the gap year I think your chances will be greatly improved. Your AS grades probably let you down during this cycle.

    I wasn't in a similar position but I have similar GCSEs and similar A-Levels to your predicted ones (AAAB). I ended up applying for graduate-entry Dentistry during my current degree.
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    Definitely go for it! I took an impromptu gap year after getting 4 rejections first time around and ended up getting my uni of choice. It's actually more common than you'd think! My view was that I may as well apply and do something productive with my gap year, and if I didn't get it second time around I would apply as a post-grad.
 
 
 
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