Do I even have a chance to get in dentistryWatch
I didn’t take year 11 serious, hence the bad GCSEs but I was wondering if it was possible it I resat them after focusing on sixth form and receiving good A level results, so a gap year in a sense to resit: maths, bio, chem, English lang and maybe comp science to bump them up to minimum 7 so I have at least 6 grade 7s (I have a 7 in physics). So in a sense I would be applying for 2024 undergrad dentistry, entering the course at the age of 21 with past UCAT experience and being able to improve upon my personal statement and get work experience. I have emailed a list of universities about a prospective students eligibility if they were to retake Y12 and still have more to email because they would rather want a GCSE resit student than an A level resit student but I wanted to hear the hard cold truth from someone with experience as a dental student or someone in the dental field on whether this pathway into dentistry is a waste of time and to start looking at other degrees.
However , if you haven’t got the bare minimum GCSE entry requirements i think it’s going to be very hard to get into dentistry . Also most dental schools don’t except resits of GCSE & a levels , or retaking years .
However , you could always look around i’m sure some universities do have exceptions , for example i think bristol has quite low entry requirements . Also you could enter Dentistry as a graduate course and start off by doing a different university course for example biomedical science .
I hope this helps , good luck for the future & don’t give up !!
Not all schools accept resists - it's good that you've emailed to check which ones do.
Look to see if you're eligible for contextual offers.