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    I'm picking my A-Levels, and I went to an open day yesterday, I went to psychology and i told them i want to become a dentist. They said that psychology is really good if you want to do dentistry because it's not your typical a-levels and it will stand out. However, at chemistry, they told me that those who took maths a-level, got higher grades in chemistry a-level. The thing is, we can only pick 3 and you deffo need biology and chemistry for dentistry, and I really really enjoyed pyschology, and the women said it will make it look unique, but I feel like maths will help in my science skills, i'm really stuck!!!?? Help someone...
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    The most important thing about Dentistry (and Medicine & Vet) is GRADES.


    Yes, Chemistry is crucial and whatever 2nd science a Uni wants. But where the 3rd subject is not specified it really is up to you - its the grade that counts, not the subject. If there is any advantage in presenting Maths or Psychology or whatever, a University has to tell you this ('Maths is preferred' etc). If they dont, it is only the grade that matters.

    Therefore the imperative is choosing a subject where you feel the most confident of an A grade. If you are picking a totally new subject that is risky (you might hate it), so usually people opt for an already familiar subject that they feel they have some aptitude for and where they think that an A grade is achievable. That can be English, Maths, History, Fine Art, IT - whatever. Psychology might be 'useful background stuff' for Medicine - but its the A grade that is far more important.
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    The most important thing about Dentistry (and Medicine & Vet) is GRADES.


    Yes, Chemistry is crucial and whatever 2nd science a Uni wants. But where the 3rd subject is not specified it really is up to you - its the grade that counts, not the subject. If there is any advantage in presenting Maths or Psychology or whatever, a University has to tell you this ('Maths is preferred' etc). If they dont, it is only the grade that matters.

    Therefore the imperative is choosing a subject where you feel the most confident of an A grade. If you are picking a totally new subject that is risky (you might hate it), so usually people opt for an already familiar subject that they feel they have some aptitude for and where they think that an A grade is achievable. That can be English, Maths, History, Fine Art, IT - whatever. Psychology might be 'useful background stuff' for Medicine - but its the A grade that is far more important.
    I understand that, but I don't know what to choose because apparently maths is good for the sciences, but I liked pyschology. And i could get an A in pyschology but E in biology and chemistry for not choosing maths?? I'm soo stressed!!
 
 
 
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