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I have been given the opportunity to take on a Ordinary BA degree rather than a BA (Hons) degree. I'm currently in my final year of the course and wanting to not go on the final placement. If I don't go on placement I loose the Qualified Teacher Status off my degree. Is it worth me completing the final placement to achieve the BA (Hons) if I don't want to follow this field of work (Teaching/Anything education based)
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(Original post by Aimtogetajob)
I have been given the opportunity to take on a Ordinary BA degree rather than a BA (Hons) degree. I'm currently in my final year of the course and wanting to not go on the final placement. If I don't go on placement I loose the Qualified Teacher Status off my degree. Is it worth me completing the final placement to achieve the BA (Hons) if I don't want to follow this field of work (Teaching/Anything education based)
Yes, unless you are in Scotland and only ever want to be employed in Scotland, then an ordinary degree is useless. Get an honours degree at all costs.
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(Original post by Aimtogetajob)
I have been given the opportunity to take on a Ordinary BA degree rather than a BA (Hons) degree. I'm currently in my final year of the course and wanting to not go on the final placement. If I don't go on placement I loose the Qualified Teacher Status off my degree. Is it worth me completing the final placement to achieve the BA (Hons) if I don't want to follow this field of work (Teaching/Anything education based)
I would have said an Honours degree is better if you can just survive the year.
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An ordinary degree just has a pass or fail mark. You only get a degree classification with honours. So if you’re hoping to apply to any jobs that require a specific degree classification then getting your honours is important.

Some careers (creative sector particularly) don’t distinguish between honours and ordinary degrees - but generally those jobs will be selecting applicants using some additional criteria like a portfolio of work.
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I would totally do it. I was on a education course (would have had to to a PGCE though to get QTS), and due to the placement decided I no longer wanted to go into teaching - so I understand where you are coming from. But everyone expects a first/2:1/2:2, no one is looking for an ordinary BA degree. Unless you know the exact job you want to go into and can talk to them about it, I wouldn't risk it. Get the honours degree.
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It’s worth asking if you can get the honours through a different route than a placement. There might be a dissertation route that’s available but not common.
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