HELP!!! Been offered a pass degree but my graduate scheme requires a 2:2???

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In light of COVID 19 many of us students may be right and royally screwed.......

In my scenario I am due to start a graduate scheme in September which requires me to have my results prior to the start date.

My problem: my course still hasn't had it last exam (practical - hands on) and as you can understand it isn't happening at the moment with nothing being said by lecturers or student support etc...

A week or so ago I enquired about skipping the exam and student support offered to option for my BSc (Hons) to become a pass degree. After reading up on pass degrees I believe it wouldn't fit the requirements of my graduate scheme, as they state that I need a 2:2 minimum in any degree. To my knowledge a pass is lower than a third....

It's a really time sensitive matter and I've had nothing from any senior staff or my lecturers after countless emails and attempted calls.

I understand this is pretty long winded but any help from you guys would be awesome!!!

Pass degree worth it? Or just wait it out....risking loosing my graduate scheme place either way?
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no, a pass degree is not worth it.
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What has the company said about your graduate scheme?
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(Original post by Dean__1809)
In light of COVID 19 many of us students may be right and royally screwed.......

In my scenario I am due to start a graduate scheme in September which requires me to have my results prior to the start date.

My problem: my course still hasn't had it last exam (practical - hands on) and as you can understand it isn't happening at the moment with nothing being said by lecturers or student support etc...

A week or so ago I enquired about skipping the exam and student support offered to option for my BSc (Hons) to become a pass degree. After reading up on pass degrees I believe it wouldn't fit the requirements of my graduate scheme, as they state that I need a 2:2 minimum in any degree. To my knowledge a pass is lower than a third....

It's a really time sensitive matter and I've had nothing from any senior staff or my lecturers after countless emails and attempted calls.

I understand this is pretty long winded but any help from you guys would be awesome!!!

Pass degree worth it? Or just wait it out....risking loosing my graduate scheme place either way?
Why would you settle for a “pass”? And why can’t you just get in contact with the graduate scheme that due to covid your results have been delayed? Surely they would be understanding about it during these unprecedented times....
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(Original post by Dean__1809)
In light of COVID 19 many of us students may be right and royally screwed.......

In my scenario I am due to start a graduate scheme in September which requires me to have my results prior to the start date.

My problem: my course still hasn't had it last exam (practical - hands on) and as you can understand it isn't happening at the moment with nothing being said by lecturers or student support etc...

A week or so ago I enquired about skipping the exam and student support offered to option for my BSc (Hons) to become a pass degree. After reading up on pass degrees I believe it wouldn't fit the requirements of my graduate scheme, as they state that I need a 2:2 minimum in any degree. To my knowledge a pass is lower than a third....

Pass degree worth it? Or just wait it out....risking loosing my graduate scheme place either way?
Don't opt for a pass degree - have you spoken to your grad scheme?
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What has the company said about your graduate scheme?
Basically all they have said is that they need it before my start in September. All grads for the scheme are set to start on that date. Nothing as of yet with anything else
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(Original post by Dean__1809)
In light of COVID 19 many of us students may be right and royally screwed.......

In my scenario I am due to start a graduate scheme in September which requires me to have my results prior to the start date.

My problem: my course still hasn't had it last exam (practical - hands on) and as you can understand it isn't happening at the moment with nothing being said by lecturers or student support etc...

A week or so ago I enquired about skipping the exam and student support offered to option for my BSc (Hons) to become a pass degree. After reading up on pass degrees I believe it wouldn't fit the requirements of my graduate scheme, as they state that I need a 2:2 minimum in any degree. To my knowledge a pass is lower than a third....

It's a really time sensitive matter and I've had nothing from any senior staff or my lecturers after countless emails and attempted calls.

I understand this is pretty long winded but any help from you guys would be awesome!!!

Pass degree worth it? Or just wait it out....risking loosing my graduate scheme place either way?
what graduate scheme is it that it allows a 2:2 ??
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Don't opt for a pass degree - have you spoken to your grad scheme?
I have and the seem pretty insistent on the September start...the exam is literally the only thing in the way
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Basically all they have said is that they need it before my start in September. All grads for the scheme are set to start on that date. Nothing as of yet with anything else
But have you told them about your situation?
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I have told them and all they said is about having a 2:2 minimum and having results by September. I'm just waiting on things to be put into place for the exam to happen. The annoying part is as much as I am contacting people I'm not receiving any feedback about my questions etc. That's why I've sought out the advice of others
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I have and the seem pretty insistent on the September start...the exam is literally the only thing in the way
A pass degree is no good to you so you'll have to wait it out

Are you on track for at least a 2:2 otherwise? Many people are waiting for results and the scheme might have to be flexible
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A pass degree is no good to you so you'll have to wait it out

Are you on track for at least a 2:2 otherwise? Many people are waiting for results and the scheme might have to be flexible
I'm on for an upper 2:1... The exam is one assessment of two in the module, the coursework I already got 65% in. The only reason I have to take the exam in order to pass is because it's a PRSB requirement, basically is an of assessment safety and whether I am safe to work etc. (I do Sports Therapy so lots of physical therapy on people's backs etc)

I have 340 credits....just this exam finishes everything and allows me to get 360 credits for the BA Hons.

I'll continue with what many of you guys have said and see what I can get the graduate scheme to do
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I'm on for an upper 2:1... The exam is one assessment of two in the module, the coursework I already got 65% in. The only reason I have to take the exam in order to pass is because it's a PRSB requirement, basically is an of assessment safety and whether I am safe to work etc. (I do Sports Therapy so lots of physical therapy on people's backs etc)

I have 340 credits....just this exam finishes everything and allows me to get 360 credits for the BA Hons.

I'll continue with what many of you guys have said and see what I can get the graduate scheme to do
I know it's no comfort but you aren't the only one waiting on results - good luck
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I know it's no comfort but you aren't the only one waiting on results - good luck
Thank you
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I'm on for an upper 2:1... The exam is one assessment of two in the module, the coursework I already got 65% in. The only reason I have to take the exam in order to pass is because it's a PRSB requirement, basically is an of assessment safety and whether I am safe to work etc. (I do Sports Therapy so lots of physical therapy on people's backs etc)

I have 340 credits....just this exam finishes everything and allows me to get 360 credits for the BA Hons.

I'll continue with what many of you guys have said and see what I can get the graduate scheme to do
I wouldn’t settle for a pass no matter what this grad scheme especially if you are on track for a 2:1. Wait it out. You’ll find plenty more opportunities.
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Don't know much about degrees, but I agree with Fermion. There will be plenty of grad schemes to apply for in the future. You only get one undergraduate degree final classification/grade. You'll have that for the rest of your life and won't ever be able to change it. Don't throw all your hard work and potential away at this late stage.
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Have you discussed it with HR?

If the accreditation isn't relevant to the grad scheme then I imagine they'll be lenient and say they'll accept you based upon the rest of your results, then you can take the assessment later, maybe they'll still require you to get a 2.2 overall but you'll be on a probationary period during that time.

If the accreditation is relevant then either other people due to start the grad scheme will be in the same situation, or at least other applicants will, so they will delay the starting date until people can start.
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No, a plain pass is technically worse then a third. If you are on track for a 2.2 or higher I would speak to your employer. Explain you have 340/360 credits in the bag and due to Covid-19 need to just finish this one exam.

They may have some flexibility and let you delay your start or start provisionally & take a days annual leave to sit the exam.

Would be pretty ruthless to pull the offer in the circumstances.

I would also keep at your uni, could they do a skype assessment due to the exceptional circumstances beyond everyone's control.
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