Just to let you know I have ABB at A Level and am on track for a 1st in Geography from Birmingham. Not what you would call 'cream of the crop' and clearly Geography is not business related; yet I am through to the assessment centre stage for both Accenture and Capgemini.
Extracurricular is definately really important.
Nobody was ever denying that 2nd tier is open to most degrees / institution. People are talking about strategy firms, which you would struggle to get to last round with a geography degree from Birmingham
In terms of UCAS points, how do they work it out? I know what each is worth but in Scotland we do highers(a levels) in both 5th and 6th year (5 in 5th and 3 on average in 6th). Do they only take them from 1 year or over both?