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    I recently got my GCSE Results:
    Maths-A
    English-A (IGCSE)
    Biology-A
    Chemistry-A
    Physics-B-Remarking for an A
    ICT-B
    RS-A*
    Art-A

    I know their not amazing, but I plan to apply to universities for dentistry that don't have such a high GCSE entry such as Leeds, Plymouth, Cardiff etc...I already have work experience with both a dental surgeon and an orthodontist and I plan on getting straight A's in my A level which include Biology, Chemistry and Economics (I'm taking Psy at AS, but plan to drop it). So what do you guys think?
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    just ace your UKCAT and do a **** ton of work experience (start asap) , volunteering and other extracurricular stuff. Make sure u get A in chem and another science in ur AS. Shouldn't be too hard tbh, lots of revision notes on this website and start past papers early and learn the exam technique. That's what helped me the most, learning exam technique and key words to put in long answer questions so you don't waffle on about random crap. I was getting Cs in biology and chem class tests and achieved AAAA after getting my **** together. I took maths, chem, bio and econ and have now dropped econ (i hate writing essays).
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    How much work experience though, because i have college!
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    just ace your UKCAT and do a **** ton of work experience (start asap) , volunteering and other extracurricular stuff. Make sure u get A in chem and another science in ur AS. Shouldn't be too hard tbh, lots of revision notes on this website and start past papers early and learn the exam technique. That's what helped me the most, learning exam technique and key words to put in long answer questions so you don't waffle on about random crap. I was getting Cs in biology and chem class tests and achieved AAAA after getting my **** together. I took maths, chem, bio and econ and have now dropped econ (i hate writing essays).
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    How much work experience though, because i have college!
    2 weeks+ but its good if you get more, but dont just spend it all in like one practice. I ignored advice about work experience and didn't do any until this summer. I managed to get 2 weeks but it was hard to find places. It's good that you're starting now, try to get varied work experience, most importantly at an nhs practice and a private practice so you have an idea of the differences between them, maybe observe some specialists, dental lab, community dental practice, max-fax at hospital. You'll probably be limited to observing but if you can get any sort of hands-on experience that would be great. Also, its useless doing a ton of stuff if you haven;t learnt anything so ask questions and take notes because i've emailed a couple of unis about this they say the most important thing is that you can reflect on your experience and have an understanding of the different sides of dentistry, good and bad etc.
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    (Original post by yoda123)
    2 weeks+ but its good if you get more, but dont just spend it all in like one practice. I ignored advice about work experience and didn't do any until this summer. I managed to get 2 weeks but it was hard to find places. It's good that you're starting now, try to get varied work experience, most importantly at an nhs practice and a private practice so you have an idea of the differences between them, maybe observe some specialists, dental lab, community dental practice, max-fax at hospital. You'll probably be limited to observing but if you can get any sort of hands-on experience that would be great. Also, its useless doing a ton of stuff if you haven;t learnt anything so ask questions and take notes because i've emailed a couple of unis about this they say the most important thing is that you can reflect on your experience and have an understanding of the different sides of dentistry, good and bad etc.
    Yep i plan to have two weeks with the nhs with a dental surgeon and another two weeks with a normal dentist, i also have 30 hours of work experience with a charity shop this summer.
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    Hi my as level grades are A in maths, A in epq, B in biology, B in physics and C in chemistry. I am 5 us off from a B and will be remarking. I have my ukcat later in September do I stand a chance of getting into dental school.
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    (Original post by Smarty123)
    Hi my as level grades are A in maths, A in epq, B in biology, B in physics and C in chemistry. I am 5 us off from a B and will be remarking. I have my ukcat later in September do I stand a chance of getting into dental school.
    New for 2016 - Gateway to Dentistry at University of Bristol - leads to the full 5 year course.
    The course has very specific Widening Participation criteria, and is aimed at applicants from low performing West Country schools *only* so don't apply if you don't actually meet the full criteria - residence, school, and grades. More Information: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...-to-dentistry/
 
 
 
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