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KCL Dentistry 2025 Entry

Welcome to the KCL (King's College London) Dentistry 2025 Entry discussion thread!

Official website: kcl.ac.uk/dentistry

Useful TSR resources:
Official Dentistry 2025 Entry Applicants’ Thread: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7403920
The “Which dental school should I apply to?” Thread: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6696400
Dentistry Undergraduate Entry Requirements: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/university/courses/dentistry/dentistry-entry-requirements
Dentistry Graduate Entry Requirements: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/university/courses/dentistry/graduate-entry-requirements-for-dentistry
Pre-dentistry/ Gateway Entry Requirements: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/uni...dental-courses
Official Dentistry 2024 Entry Applicants’ Thread: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7345132

Useful links:
Official UCAT website: https://www.ucat.ac.uk/
Dental School's Council Entry Requirements for 2024 entry: https://www.dentalschoolscouncil.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/DSC-Entry-Requirements-entry-2024.pdf
UCAS Dentistry Subject Guide: https://www.ucas.com/explore/subjects/dentistry
Dental School Comparison tool: https://www.medicmind.co.uk/dental-school-comparison-tool/
UCAT cut-offs in 2023 for 2024 entry: https://www.theukcatpeople.co.uk/medical-schools/ucat/how-universities-use-the-ucat

General TSR Rules:
Do not ask for or post group chat links.
Do not ask for or post interview questions.
Do not offer to buy or sell items, including the promotion of dentistry courses.

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does anyone know how KCL judge based on GCSE grades? I know they have their minimums as posted on their website- but on a more competitive level what grades are good? thanks!
Original post by splitmilk
does anyone know how KCL judge based on GCSE grades? I know they have their minimums as posted on their website- but on a more competitive level what grades are good? thanks!

I think you really need all 8s and 9s. Not entirely sure tho but I read through (and talked to) this year’s applicants and apparently even one grade 7 at GCSE puts you at a huge disadvantage. 🤷*♀️
This is because they are one of the few dental unis that consider GCSEs at a very strong level.
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Original post by splitmilk
does anyone know how KCL judge based on GCSE grades? I know they have their minimums as posted on their website- but on a more competitive level what grades are good? thanks!

kcl is 50% ucat, 40% gsces and 10% contextual factors. to score full marks on the gsce side u just need 8 8s or 9s. Have a ucat of 2800+ alongside full gsces and u will be guaranteed to get an interview :smile:
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Original post by rohans0078
kcl is 50% ucat, 40% gsces and 10% contextual factors. to score full marks on the gsce side u just need 8 8s or 9s. Have a ucat of 2800+ alongside full gsces and u will be guaranteed to get an interview :smile:


What if i have 6667777788 in my gcses? Can my a-levels counteract that, or is that considered as completing an entry requirement?
Original post by rohans0078
kcl is 50% ucat, 40% gsces and 10% contextual factors. to score full marks on the gsce side u just need 8 8s or 9s. Have a ucat of 2800+ alongside full gsces and u will be guaranteed to get an interview :smile:


ok!! thats such a relief I get full GCSE’s but only just- I’ll have to focus on the UCAT now tysm :smile:
Original post by rohans0078
kcl is 50% ucat, 40% gsces and 10% contextual factors. to score full marks on the gsce side u just need 8 8s or 9s. Have a ucat of 2800+ alongside full gsces and u will be guaranteed to get an interview :smile:

UCAT thresholds are predicted to go up this year as there is no BMAT so lots of ppl who would have split their time between BMAT and UCAT are now 100% focused on UCAT so maybe more than 2800 (I can't say what UCAT score tho)
Original post by halaah
What if i have 6667777788 in my gcses? Can my a-levels counteract that, or is that considered as completing an entry requirement?

u need a* a a predicted to apply so no ur a levels won't counteract ur gsces.
Original post by splitmilk
ok!! thats such a relief I get full GCSE’s but only just- I’ll have to focus on the UCAT now tysm :smile:

best of luck :smile:
Original post by rohans0078
u need a* a a predicted to apply so no ur a levels won't counteract ur gsces.

I think that getting more a* means more points
Original post by an0nym0us.user
I think you really need all 8s and 9s. Not entirely sure tho but I read through (and talked to) this year’s applicants and apparently even one grade 7 at GCSE puts you at a huge disadvantage. 🤷*♀️
This is because they are one of the few dental unis that consider GCSEs at a very strong level.

excuse me? i got 6 A*s and 2 As am i already at a disadvantage?
Original post by megan_xay
excuse me? i got 6 A*s and 2 As am i already at a disadvantage?

yes
Original post by rohans0078
yes

but i'm a contextual too, if i get a ucat of 2800-2900 will that guarantee me an interview then?
Original post by megan_xay
but i'm a contextual too, if i get a ucat of 2800-2900 will that guarantee me an interview then?

Nothings a guarantee but I think you will be quite a strong applicant with that UCAT. Also I got 1 A as well dw abt it sm. it’s hard to get full marks in the point system and in order to get an interview you don’t need full marks anyway.
Original post by an0nym0us.user
I think you really need all 8s and 9s. Not entirely sure tho but I read through (and talked to) this year’s applicants and apparently even one grade 7 at GCSE puts you at a huge disadvantage. 🤷*♀️
This is because they are one of the few dental unis that consider GCSEs at a very strong level.

All 8s and 9s is simply not true at all. I know a lot of applicants with weaker academic profiles and gotten offers….
Original post by rohans0078
kcl is 50% ucat, 40% gsces and 10% contextual factors. to score full marks on the gsce side u just need 8 8s or 9s. Have a ucat of 2800+ alongside full gsces and u will be guaranteed to get an interview :smile:

Also pretty sure the marking is now 100points for UCAT, 40for GCSEs, 5 Alevels, 5SJT, I think so GCSEs make up a lot less of the total score of 150, contextual applicants can also get 10 extra points but they’ll say at the open day
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Original post by an0nym0us.user
I think you really need all 8s and 9s. Not entirely sure tho but I read through (and talked to) this year’s applicants and apparently even one grade 7 at GCSE puts you at a huge disadvantage. 🤷*♀️
This is because they are one of the few dental unis that consider GCSEs at a very strong level.


hey this is rly helpful thanks but how do yk they consider gcses strongly ? (genuine q, not tryna challenge)
Original post by sighhhhhhhh
hey this is rly helpful thanks but how do yk they consider gcses strongly ? (genuine q, not tryna challenge)
You have 40 points out of 150 for GCSEs, you score top 8 GCSEs including maths, eng and science (I think), a 7 makes you lose 1 mark, a 6 makes you lose 2 marks, they really dont...
does anyone know if I get really good on the ucat like 2900+ but my gcses are 887777666 would I still have a chance?
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Original post by Hfghbhujknbh
does anyone know if I get really good on the ucat like 2900+ but my gcses are 887777666 would I still have a chance?

They could but you also need to keep in mind that a lot of people apply with a really good UCAT score and high GCSEs. Nobody knows for certain who they would accept so you can always try your luck! :smile:

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