I have applied to two SCITT providers to start a Early Years PGCE in Sept 2010, but unfortunately, I was unsuccessful in both interviews. I also applied to a couple of other SCITT providers but was turned down before interview. For the last interview, the feedback that I got was that I achieved an overall 64% but I needed 68% to get on to the course. I actually scored 77% on my interview but my presentation let me down because it was too wordy (in hindsight, I would have to agree). However the fact that I only achieved a PASS in my degree when I graduated in 2003 had already set me back. I'm gutted that I haven’t got a place but am extremely concerned about what the Conservatives Policy (all new teachers must have at least a 2:2 to get on to a state funded PGCE course) will mean for me. I accept that all PGCE providers have a right to be concerned about a third/PASS but I don't think that they should exclude me on that basis. I have a lot to offer and I think I would be brilliant as a Teacher. I'm very committed, focused, hard working, motivated and organised. These are all the qualities that I lacked when I was younger (especially organisational skills). I'm very aware of the difficulties faced by PGCE students and Teachers; I've been browsing this forum for months and I have spoken to a few Teachers and PGCE students, but I know that I have what it takes to be a good Teacher. My degree does not take away my ability to enthuse young children. For the last 6 months I have been volunteering as a TA whilst completing my NVQ level 3. I know that this is definitely the right career path for me but I'm so frustrated that the Tories are going to prevent me from realising my ambition.<font size="2"> </font> Aside from doing a whole new degree, I was hoping for some advice on what steps I can take (if any) to make up for the PASS? Is it possible to top up my degree to an honours degree via Open University? Would it help if I studied 1/3 of a masters online (whilst working)?<font size="2"> </font>Apologies for the rambling post but I'm not ready to give up because of my past mistakes!!