Dentistry Advice - A-Levels in UKWatch
I aspire to be a Dentist working under the Army, and so I was told that I need to take:
-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.
Just curious to know why people would like to do Dentistry as I want to do it myself.
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?