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Should I do BioMed at King's?

okay so basically this year i applied to dentistry and no interviews :,)
gcses 77666665 ucat (2023) 2490 b1 and AAA predicted
but i got an offer for biomed at kings and idk whether or not i should take it, my family say i should take a gap year and reapply to dentistry but my stats r so low that i dont believe i will get any interviews even if i achieved A*A*A* this summer. i really struggled w the ucat so the thought of resitting this summer makes me sick (not really but it was genuinely awful..)
i really want to do dentistry but im thinking an easier route would be to do biomed first then dent
Original post by lifeoftheparty
okay so basically this year i applied to dentistry and no interviews :,)
gcses 77666665 ucat (2023) 2490 b1 and AAA predicted
but i got an offer for biomed at kings and idk whether or not i should take it, my family say i should take a gap year and reapply to dentistry but my stats r so low that i dont believe i will get any interviews even if i achieved A*A*A* this summer. i really struggled w the ucat so the thought of resitting this summer makes me sick (not really but it was genuinely awful..)
i really want to do dentistry but im thinking an easier route would be to do biomed first then dent

Grad entry is extremely competitive...I would go with the gap year

If you smash your a levels...you can dedicate your energy into improving your ucat and have a whole year to make your application/personal statement stronger
Original post by halfharry
Grad entry is extremely competitive...I would go with the gap year
If you smash your a levels...you can dedicate your energy into improving your ucat and have a whole year to make your application/personal statement stronger

interesting thank you! do u think my gcses will hold me back?
Original post by lifeoftheparty
interesting thank you! do u think my gcses will hold me back?

I'm not very well versed in the application process fro dentistry, however I believe this may help:

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/university/courses/dentistry/dentistry-entry-requirements

This thread is good too, so have a read:

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=3628971

The following thread was created 3 years ago...but looking at recent posts may also help:

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6696400&page=70

Good Luck :smile:
Hazza💙💙
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Original post by lifeoftheparty
interesting thank you! do u think my gcses will hold me back?

Depends on where you apply to some places only rank UCAT and only look at if your GCSE meets minimum requirements

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