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    I'm thinking of re-sitting year 12 and as I'm on the linear exams I don't do AS till A2. So I'm considering redoing year 12 so that I'm more prepared for A2. However, I want to do Dentistry but they don't allow resits so my first question is, should I do biomedical science? and B) would i get in if i resat the year?
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    Why are youbresitting Y12? Depending on the reason dentistry might not be off the cards.
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    (Original post by kiranchahal)
    I'm thinking of re-sitting year 12 and as I'm on the linear exams I don't do AS till A2. So I'm considering redoing year 12 so that I'm more prepared for A2. However, I want to do Dentistry but they don't allow resits so my first question is, should I do biomedical science? and B) would i get in if i resat the year?
    If you want brutal honesty here it is. Your best chance of getting into dentistry is this: go into next year, get tuition, revise as much as you can and work like an absolute animal. Force yourself to learn and attain those grades. Any other option risks your chances with dentistry and decreases the chance that you'll get an offer. Once you resit, most places wont touch you. True, some will, but most wont. Once you go the graduate route. You immediately saddle yourself with a **** load of debt as you won't get student finance for your dental degree. You lose at least 3 years dental earnings on top of that, you also seriously decrease your chances of getting in - graduate dentistry is super duper competitive and you basically need a 1st these days. Even if you don't get in first time, take a gap year and then reapply, don't go an do a degree straight away out of fear.

    Don't plan for graduate entry if you are absolutely sure you want to do dentistry. That would be my honest advice, having spent the past five years learning with gap year students, students straight out of school and graduates.
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    (Original post by Kartace)
    If you want brutal honesty here it is. Your best chance of getting into dentistry is this: go into next year, get tuition, revise as much as you can and work like an absolute animal. Force yourself to learn and attain those grades. Any other option risks your chances with dentistry and decreases the chance that you'll get an offer. Once you resit, most places wont touch you. True, some will, but most wont. Once you go the graduate route. You immediately saddle yourself with a **** load of debt as you won't get student finance for your dental degree. You lose at least 3 years dental earnings on top of that, you also seriously decrease your chances of getting in - graduate dentistry is super duper competitive and you basically need a 1st these days. Even if you don't get in first time, take a gap year and then reapply, don't go an do a degree straight away out of fear.

    Don't plan for graduate entry if you are absolutely sure you want to do dentistry. That would be my honest advice, having spent the past five years learning with gap year students, students straight out of school and graduates.
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