Are my GCSEs good enough for Dentistry? Watch
To add to the seemingly never-ending similar questions - honest feedback is much appreciated. I know that UKCAT/BMAT as well as predicted A-Level grades and personal statements etc. are arguably more important, but I just wanted to know how relatively good/bad/mediocre my GCSE grades are, as I don't know that many people applying for Dentistry, a course I am seriously considering.
Maths - Grade 8 (A*)
English Language - Grade 7 (A)
English Literature - Grade 7 (A)
Biology - A*
Chemistry - A
Physics - B
History - B
French - A
Classical Civilisation - A*
Music - A*
R.S. - A* (taken a few years early)
So overall, 5A*s, 4As and 2Bs. I know I'm not the strongest candidate, but realistically, what are my chances based off purely these grades. Overall, I have good work experience at a hospital (and will soon do it at a dental practise if I continue considering Dentistry), and have positions of authority in the school. I have a healthy amount of extracurriculars. Also, how important is demonstrating manual dexterity in your statement. I am a musician and play the piano, but wasn't sure how much weight this held in demonstrating these skills.
As you correctly stated, your GCSEs aren't crucial to succeeding in a career, and they aren't the make or break in your life. You passed every GCSE, with mostly A*'s and A's. You got an A* in Biology, an A in Chemistry, and an 8 in Maths, arguably the most important subjects for Dentistry, showing that you are a good candidate. You are in a fantastic position for Dentistry.
woow, them are really goood grades, how did u revise for history, maths and english?? i know this is not relating to the question uve asked but pls help me as im doing my gcse this year