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hey so im currently in year11 and soon i have to apply for sixth form. i wanna do dentistry after sixth form hopefully and im picking chem bio for a levels. i have noooooo clue what to take as a third a level as i dont wanna do maths anymore, i was thinking of construction but then its a btec course and idk if that would lower my chance into being accepted into dentistry
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If you want to do dentistry, 3 A Levels is the most straight forward path. Maths is not a requirement, so you are free to pick any other subject you like and think you can get at least an A in.
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its just im worried if like id have a lower chance due to

(Original post by Mesopotamian.)
If you want to do dentistry, 3 A Levels is the most straight forward path. Maths is not a requirement, so you are free to pick any other subject you like and think you can get at least an A in.
me taking a btec course idek mann
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its just im worried if like id have a lower chance due to


me taking a btec course idek mann
All dental school websites specify 3 A Levels. Some don’t accept BTECs and those that do accept the BTEC only specify the triple award in something health or science related - they don’t mention anything about a combination of A Levels and BTECs, so yes, you’re probably restricting yourself very much if you do.
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i mean, i think its best if you contact the unis so you know what their policy is because some accept btecs when combined with bio and chem. Also, most dental schools don't accept these for dentistry... "We do not accept Critical Thinking, General Studies, Citizenship Studies, or other similar equivalent subjects." (that's from Cardiff university).

good idea on not wanting to do maths because I'm stuck with it now, and year 13 content is NOT fun.

Also, if you're planning to do epq just beware that most dental unis don't use it as a chance to lower grades (I only know one that does, I think its Sheffield?) but its good to talk about at interviews. I dropped it cud of the workload and that I don't like writing essays, but if you can handle it, its great to develop research skills and stuff. But you have a while to choose to do epq. Maybe try it out and decide later if you like it or not.

Anyway, good luck (:
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i mean, i think its best if you contact the unis so you know what their policy is because some accept btecs when combined with bio and chem. Also, most dental schools don't accept these for dentistry... "We do not accept Critical Thinking, General Studies, Citizenship Studies, or other similar equivalent subjects." (that's from Cardiff university).

good idea on not wanting to do maths because I'm stuck with it now, and year 13 content is NOT fun.

Also, if you're planning to do epq just beware that most dental unis don't use it as a chance to lower grades (I only know one that does, I think its Sheffield?) but its good to talk about at interviews. I dropped it cud of the workload and that I don't like writing essays, but if you can handle it, its great to develop research skills and stuff. But you have a while to choose to do epq. Maybe try it out and decide later if you like it or not.

Anyway, good luck (:
see i honestly dont have a clue on what else i could take like even criminology which is what some teacher recommended me is a btec course, idk about psychology but ik for sure i aint taking it coz i didnt even take it for gcses but thank u so much for ur advice <3
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