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Dentistry GCSE grades

i'm interested in applying for dentistry but i feel like i haven't done too well in my gcses. does anyone know any unis which factor gcses the least? i know some unis have lower gcse requirements on their websites but they still seem to care about them a lot e.g KCL

my predicted gcse grades are
combined sci : 88
eng lang: 7
eng lit: 6
fine art: 7
maths: 6
sociology: 6
history:5
spanish:6
I think a lot of your queries can be solved with a deeper dive into dental admissions online. Anyways, to my knowledge, the most GCSE-heavy dental unis (aka ones you definitely shouldn't apply to) are Queen's University Belfast, King's, Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow, and Liverpool (for Liverpool and Manchester and Glasgow specifically you'll get instantly rejected as you don't meet minimum requirements) (in this order). Otherwise, with the rest of your choices, I'd say a good aspiration (provided you get decent A levels and a decent UCAT) would be Bristol or Barts, and as more of a backup (although really there aren't any backups in dentistry) Plymouth. I'm not entire sure about Newcastle but I remember hearing from the open day that GCSEs are considered (but I'm not sure abt that and can't be bothered to dig through lots of notes) so if that's one of your choices I would do extra research on that.

*edit - just realized you have a 6 in maths so that kind of restricts a lot of your options, such as Bristol and Barts as I've listed above, so I'd do a bit more research on where you actually can apply to.. the only one I can think of is Plymouth
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Original post by Ionomer
I think a lot of your queries can be solved with a deeper dive into dental admissions online. Anyways, to my knowledge, the most GCSE-heavy dental unis (aka ones you definitely shouldn't apply to) are Queen's University Belfast, King's, Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow, and Liverpool (for Liverpool and Manchester and Glasgow specifically you'll get instantly rejected as you don't meet minimum requirements) (in this order). Otherwise, with the rest of your choices, I'd say a good aspiration (provided you get decent A levels and a decent UCAT) would be Bristol or Barts, and as more of a backup (although really there aren't any backups in dentistry) Plymouth. I'm not entire sure about Newcastle but I remember hearing from the open day that GCSEs are considered (but I'm not sure abt that and can't be bothered to dig through lots of notes) so if that's one of your choices I would do extra research on that.


thank you!
Original post by mmtd
i'm interested in applying for dentistry but i feel like i haven't done too well in my gcses. does anyone know any unis which factor gcses the least? i know some unis have lower gcse requirements on their websites but they still seem to care about them a lot e.g KCL

my predicted gcse grades are
combined sci : 88
eng lang: 7
eng lit: 6
fine art: 7
maths: 6
sociology: 6
history:5
spanish:6

I know for Birmingham they only look for whether you meet the requiured GCSES (I think you do) and then don't care about your GCSES in anyway shape or form
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Original post by toothysmile
I know for Birmingham they only look for whether you meet the requiured GCSES (I think you do) and then don't care about your GCSES in anyway shape or form


thank u for letting me know, but i think my maths is too low for birmingham (they ask for a 7)

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