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I have just finished my GCSE's and I'm still confused where to go to for my A-Levels.

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I aspire to be a Dentist working under the Army, and so I was told that I need to take:

-Biology
-Chemistry
-Maths or any equivalent subject such as Psychology

(If I'm wrong please let me know what the requirements are.)

The problem is pretty much every Sixth Form I've looked at wants a Grade 6 in Maths and in Science or above, and I am locked because I'm in Foundation Maths but in Combined Science.

I really want to work to being a Dentist and I'm not sure if there are way to getting there in the Army. Also I can't find anywhere online what subjects I can take in A levels or Uni that contribute towards Dentistry.
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I know this is not relevant to your question, but why do you want to be a Dentist?

Just curious to know why people would like to do Dentistry as I want to do it myself.
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Hi there,It’s strongly recommended to have at least a grade 7 in maths to do any medical related course. This is because if you’d like to take the university route (the most common and straight forwards) dentistry courses require an advanced numeracy requirement (Grade 7 or equivalent in mathematics). You'll need to complete a General Dental Council (GDC)-approved dentistry degree, which usually takes five years. You'll then need to do one year of postgraduate training, sometimes more, depending on what kind of dentistry you want to specialise in.​​​​​​​​ A - levels you want to take are Biology, Chemistry and one other acedmeic subject (preferably maths, it’s acedemic and will help you out with biology and chemistry). Some universities let you get away without Biology A level, however it may put you at a small disadvantage when starting the course. My Advice: Dentistry is a very competitive course, similarly to medicine and vet med. Your GCSE’s will need to be strong in order to prove acedemic ability and consistency. What you’ll need to do in the next 2 years Get into a sixth form that will allow you to take the A levels. Resit your GCSE maths and English (In November) in order to obtain a 7 in maths ( and a 6 in English if you want to apply to Russel groups) When you start in September, try everything and anything to secure a minimum of 2 weeks work experience in a healthcare related. But most importantly, ask your self if it’s really something you want to do (and make the choice ASAP).Hope this helps, good luck !
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Hi there, It’s strongly recommended to have at least a grade 7 in maths to do any medical related course. This is because if you’d like to take the university route (the most common and straight forwards) dentistry courses require an advanced numeracy requirement (Grade 7 or equivalent in mathematics). You'll need to complete a General Dental Council (GDC)-approved dentistry degree, which usually takes five years. You'll then need to do one year of postgraduate training, sometimes more, depending on what kind of dentistry you want to specialise in.

A - levels you want to take are Biology, Chemistry and one other academic subject (preferably maths, it’s academic and will help you out with biology and chemistry). Some universities let you get away without Biology A level, however, it may put you at a small disadvantage when starting the course.

My Advice: Dentistry is a very competitive course, similarly to medicine and vet med. Your GCSE’s will need to be strong in order to prove academic ability and consistency. What you’ll need to do in the next 2 years Get into a sixth form that will allow you to take the A levels. Resit your GCSE maths and English (In November) in order to obtain a 7 in maths ( and a 6 in English if you want to apply to Russel groups) When you start in September, try everything and anything to secure a minimum of 2 weeks work experience in a healthcare related area. But most importantly, ask your self if it’s really something you want to do (and make the choice ASAP).

Hope this helps, good luck!

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This is unrelated to the existing conversation but still relevant. I am at the point where I need to decide what a level subjects to take that would lead to a career in dentistry. I have already decided to take chemistry and biology however I am not interested in taking physics or maths as I do not enjoy those subjects. ( I have good grades in all those subjects at gcse Level 7-9s so grades are not the problem) I was thinking of what other subjects to take that would still be accepted by universities as well as compliment The other 2 subjects I’m taking. Would sociology be a good choice?
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(Original post by Jess1203)
This is unrelated to the existing conversation but still relevant. I am at the point where I need to decide what a level subjects to take that would lead to a career in dentistry. I have already decided to take chemistry and biology however I am not interested in taking physics or maths as I do not enjoy those subjects. ( I have good grades in all those subjects at gcse Level 7-9s so grades are not the problem) I was thinking of what other subjects to take that would still be accepted by universities as well as compliment The other 2 subjects I’m taking. Would sociology be a good choice?
I recommend you make a new post so you can get more responses rather than bump an old thread.
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