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Hi I study maths bio and chem at a levels. I am in year 12 and my current predicted are AAB. I really wanted to do dentistry/medicine but I doubt I can apply by October with these predicted grades. After giving it some thought I decided to do a gap year and apply for UOB in 2023 October with my actual a level grades. Is this going to affect my chance of getting an offer. Say if I get AAB OR AAA in my a levels and I took a gap year. Will I have a good chance of getting in?
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Competition for Medicine is really tough and many will exceed those grades. ecolier can you give more specific advice and move to the Medicine folder.
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(Original post by Alisha.690x)
Hi I study maths bio and chem at a levels. I am in year 12 and my current predicted are AAB. I really wanted to do dentistry/medicine but I doubt I can apply by October with these predicted grades. After giving it some thought I decided to do a gap year and apply for UOB in 2023 October with my actual a level grades. Is this going to affect my chance of getting an offer. Say if I get AAB OR AAA in my a levels and I took a gap year. Will I have a good chance of getting in?
Many med schools (don't know about Dentistry - probably the same?) don't care about predicted grades.

How realistic are you that you'll get the actual grades?
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Competition for Medicine is really tough and many will exceed those grades. ecolier can you give more specific advice and move to the Medicine folder.
:ta: for the tag but it depends whether OP wants to do Medicine or Dentistry! I have moved this to the Gap Year forum for now.
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Right now I’m stuck between mediicne and dentistry. I’m also on a pathway if that’s any good
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Many med schools (don't know about Dentistry - probably the same?) don't care about predicted grades.

How realistic are you that you'll get the actual grades?


:ta: for the tag but it depends whether OP wants to do Medicine or Dentistry! I have moved this to the Gap Year forum for now.
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I can’t think of any dental school that doesn’t consider predicted grades.
Mesopotamian. Any ideas?
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Right now I’m stuck between mediicne and dentistry. I’m also on a pathway if that’s any good
Have you done any work experience?
If not, I recommend the 2 online courses for medicine on the first page of this thread and the Sheffield dentistry mooc on futurelearn.
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I can’t think of any dental school that doesn’t consider predicted grades.
Mesopotamian. Any ideas?
Are we talking about the grades that teachers put down on UCAS? If so, all dental schools require them to meet the minimum of AAA (or A*AA for some schools)* otherwise it’s a guaranteed pre-interview rejection.

If you don’t have the correct predicted grades, you can work hard to achieve them in year 13 and then take a gap year and apply then.

*Unless applying for WP schemes in which case required grades are lower.
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