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    Currently in y12 and have no work experience which universities want.
    My GCSE weren't the best (1 grade 9, 2A, 5B, 1C.
    Studying: A level Biology, Chemistry and English Literature.

    Realistically, is it too ambitious to want to become a Dentist or an Optician?

    Also, what type of work experience do universities want? Am i too late?
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    (Original post by aminamirza)
    Currently in y12 and have no work experience which universities want.
    My GCSE weren't the best (1 grade 9, 2A, 5B, 1C.
    Studying: A level Biology, Chemistry and English Literature.

    Realistically, is it too ambitious to want to become a Dentist or an Optician?

    Also, what type of work experience do universities want? Am i too late?
    Dentistry in particular is very very competitive and so is optometry, some universities have a real emphasis on Gcses such as cardiff. With dentistry you need to do the UKCAT so you would have to do extremely well on that as well as having an impeccable application. Optometry is quite a different job role but again the requirements are AAA at Aston for example so imo would be ambitious but it also depends on your predicted grades too. The courses themselves are rigorous too, you might want to look at other courses such as Podiatry, Nursing or Paramedic science if you want to be in healthcare which are more lenient.
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    (Original post by Indyyyy)
    Dentistry in particular is very very competitive and so is optometry, some universities have a real emphasis on Gcses such as cardiff. With dentistry you need to do the UKCAT so you would have to do extremely well on that as well as having an impeccable application. Optometry is quite a different job role but again the requirements are AAA at Aston for example so imo would be ambitious but it also depends on your predicted grades too. The courses themselves are rigorous too, you might want to look at other courses such as Podiatry, Nursing or Paramedic science if you want to be in healthcare which are more lenient.
    Thank you so much!
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    Make sure you're set on what you want to do first, optom and dentistry are quite different. Optometry is usually in clearing for some unis, that might be a good option for you if you can't get AAB-AAA in your a levels, you'd need -ABB or so for clearing. For optom, it'd be preferable to get work experience in an opticians but if you can't, try to get it in a caring role, e.g. volunteer at a care home. Optometry is getting more competitive though, a friend of mine get rejected from UOM despite her predicted grades being AAA so anything to make your personal statement stand out the better. Good luck!
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    (Original post by idkwhatsgoingon)
    Make sure you're set on what you want to do first, optom and dentistry are quite different. Optometry is usually in clearing for some unis, that might be a good option for you if you can't get AAB-AAA in your a levels, you'd need -ABB or so for clearing. For optom, it'd be preferable to get work experience in an opticians but if you can't, try to get it in a caring role, e.g. volunteer at a care home. Optometry is getting more competitive though, a friend of mine get rejected from UOM despite her predicted grades being AAA so anything to make your personal statement stand out the better. Good luck!
    Thank you so much for your help!
 
 
 

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