To be eligible to be considered for the Enhanced Support Dentistry Programme, you must be attending, or have attended since the age of 11, a non-selective state school or FE College in Greater London, Kent or Medway. Satisfactory documentary evidence may be requested.
Applicants must have been studying for 2 years in one of our eligible schools for post-16 education. The qualifications offered for admission (eg A Levels) must have been studied during this period. If they are taking a one-year access qualification then they must have taken their GCSEs in a non-selective state school in London, Kent or Medway.
School eligibility list for the enhanced support dentistry programme - 2014 entry.
For further details please call the admissions team.
Selection to this programme follows that determined for A205 including interview by Multiple Mini Interviews and A level requirements of AAA/a to BBB/c or equivalent.
Please see Dentistry A205 for more information on selection to this programme.
Up to 20 places are available.
The UKCAT aptitude test
Please note that all applicants applying in 2013 for 2014 (or deferred 2015 entry) are required to sit the UKCAT aptitude test in the summer of 2013, prior to applying to the BDS degree. Please refer to the UKCAT website for details on registration at http://www.ukcat.ac.uk
Please see A205 interview format
You will receive academic support prior to the interview
Personal statement and reference
Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application. We are looking particularly for evidence of appropriate commitment to, and realistic appreciation of, the academic, physical and emotional demands of a dental degree programme and career. We would normally expect that you will have undertaken some work experience in a caring environment and/or observation in a dental clinical setting.
If this is not possible, we look for evidence that you have worked in a setting where you can interact with the general public, eg in a pharmacy or restaurant. Communication skills and the ability to work successfully in a team are of great importance. Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account in addition to academic ability. We aim to ensure that all of our students can cope with the heavy academic workload of the programme and display those professional qualities, skills and attitudes that help to make competent and caring dentists. We would expect your application to be strongly supported by your referee both in terms of academic achievements/potential and in terms of your character and suitability for dentistry.
Your UKCAT scores will be considered in our selection for interview. They will not be the sole indicator for selection, but will be balanced against achievement in other areas, in particular your academic performance to date.
All indicators will be considered together in deciding who will be selected for interview. It is therefore important to understand that there is no universal 'cut off' score for the UKCAT when applying for 2012 entry. For example, if an applicant has an excellent academic background then the test scores will not play such a significant part in selection. For those with weaker academic backgrounds (relative to our overall applicant pool), the scores will become more important. An applicant who may not normally be considered on academic grounds could be invited to interview on the strength of strong UKCAT scores that may indicate potential. Also, if applicants are very similar in all other ways, the scores may be the determining factor in selection for interview.
Criminal conviction disclosure
All offers of a place, and continued enrolment, are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure and registration with, and clearance by, the Independent Safeguarding Authority. All applicants are required to declare on their UCAS application if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands.
Examination 're-mark' policy
Conditional offer holders must supply to the College all complete examination results (including final grades) by 1 September of the year of entry. For example, conditional offer holders who initially do not meet their offer may apply for an A-level re-mark. If official notification of any change to the final grade is supplied to the College no later than 1 September and this change meets the initial offer, the offer holder can begin the programme that academic year. Without exception, if the improved re-marked examination result is supplied to the Student Admissions Office after 1 September, a deferred offer of a place will be made.
UG programme structure Currently, students study the following programme structure. King's reviews its programmes on a regular basis, in order to continue to offer innovative and exciting learning opportunities and this information is therefore subject to change. Please check here for updates, or contact the School/department for further advice.
Please refer to the UCAS website for application deadline dates, or contact the relevant Admissions Office for further advice.
If your course requires you to apply directly to King's, or through another alternative route, please refer to the selection procedure text and use the 'Apply' button to the left to access the application form/further details.