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low predicted/ucas grades

I rlly want to do dentistry it’s my only real passion but i found out my predicted grades were ABB and i need a minimum of AAA as im not eligible for the contextual offer please what could i do
Reply 1
Work your socks off and prove everyone wrong - or look at another course/career.
Reply 2
Original post by McGinger
Work your socks off and prove everyone wrong - or look at another course/career.
thanks i gonna try im just wondering is it worth still applying with my current predicted grades
Reply 3
For Dentistry, probably not.
One grade below would be a stretch, two grades below would be pushing it.

So, you could just focus on getting the best grades you can this year - and apply next year for Dentistry.
Or have a look at other subjects/careers like
DHT - BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy | Study at Bristol | University of Bristol
Pharmacy MPharm | University of Leicester
Audiology Degree (Hons) | BSc | University of Southampton
Explore roles | Health Careers
Reply 4
Original post by nessqa
I rlly want to do dentistry it’s my only real passion but i found out my predicted grades were ABB and i need a minimum of AAA as im not eligible for the contextual offer please what could i do


hi, i’m not sure what yr ur in but i was predicted ACC from my year 12 end of yr mocks and managed to raise them to A*AB in time for applying to unis, just work hard and it’ll be fine :smile:
Reply 5
Original post by unxmutual
hi, i’m not sure what yr ur in but i was predicted ACC from my year 12 end of yr mocks and managed to raise them to A*AB in time for applying to unis, just work hard and it’ll be fine :smile:
thank you this gave me some hope i’m currently in year 12 could you give me some advice on what u did to get ur grades raised x
Reply 6
Original post by McGinger
For Dentistry, probably not.
One grade below would be a stretch, two grades below would be pushing it.
So, you could just focus on getting the best grades you can this year - and apply next year for Dentistry.
Or have a look at other subjects/careers like
DHT - BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy | Study at Bristol | University of Bristol
Pharmacy MPharm | University of Leicester
Audiology Degree (Hons) | BSc | University of Southampton
Explore roles | Health Careers

thank you!
Reply 7
Original post by nessqa
thank you this gave me some hope i’m currently in year 12 could you give me some advice on what u did to get ur grades raised x


hi! i genuinely just actually started revising for my tests and stuff lol 😭 just make sure ur proper preparing for assessments and stuff like that and you’ll be fine :smile: i think someone already mentioned it but if you can’t gain the predicted grades in time you can always do a gap year

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