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I moved to UK about 3 years ago (about 6-7)months before my GCSEs and managed to learn English and get 7/6/5s in GCSEs and got predicted BBB for my alevels.With the 2021 alevel situation I dont thing I will be able to get AAA that is required for dental schools.
I also have 4 weeks of work experience in a dental clinic and 2 weeks of virtual one and I have been in Sheffield discover dentistry scheme.
I am going to resit to do the actual exams and apply for 2022 . Do you think I will be able to apply and get into dentistry with this grades and this situation?
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Hi everyone,
I moved to UK about 3 years ago (about 6-7)months before my GCSEs and managed to learn English and get 7/6/5s in GCSEs and got predicted BBB for my alevels.With the 2021 alevel situation I dont thing I will be able to get AAA that is required for dental schools.
I also have 4 weeks of work experience in a dental clinic and 2 weeks of virtual one and I have been in Sheffield discover dentistry scheme.
I am going to resit to do the actual exams and apply for 2022 . Do you think I will be able to apply and get into dentistry with this grades and this situation?
You can get in with lower grades if you are eligible for any access schemes (places do BBB or ABB etc). I'm not sure about the likelihood of you being given an interview with lower predicted grades though, you might want to call up universities to ask, or check their website.
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If you qualify for a lower grade Contextual offer (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...extual-offers/) then your offer for the 5-year course from Bristol would be AAC or ABB.

Or if you meet all the relevant criteria you might be able to apply for the 6-year Gateway to Dentistry degree at Bristol : .http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...-to-dentistry/

Also worth looking at Dental Hygiene and Therapy courses : https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/unde...e-and-therapy/ (Job description - https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-prof...ntal-hygienist)
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Unless you are eligible for contextual offers as above, you won’t be considered. It’s best to do the first sit exams in the autumn, aiming for at least AAA.
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You can get in with lower grades if you are eligible for any access schemes (places do BBB or ABB etc). I'm not sure about the likelihood of you being given an interview with lower predicted grades though, you might want to call up universities to ask, or check their website.
Thanks for the reply,
Only things I have that probably makes me eligible for a contextual offer is the area I go to the school in is quintile 2 and where I live is quintile 1 in POLAR4.Do you think they will take the fact that I moved here a short time ago into consideration?
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If you qualify for a lower grade Contextual offer (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...extual-offers/) then your offer for the 5-year course from Bristol would be AAC or ABB.

Or if you meet all the relevant criteria you might be able to apply for the 6-year Gateway to Dentistry degree at Bristol : .http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...-to-dentistry/

Also worth looking at Dental Hygiene and Therapy courses : https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/unde...e-and-therapy/ (Job description - https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-prof...ntal-hygienist)
I appreciate it🙏, These liks were so useful
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(Original post by Mesopotamian.)
Unless you are eligible for contextual offers as above, you won’t be considered. It’s best to do the first sit exams in the autumn, aiming for at least AAA.
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