I only got a 2:2 for my English degree but then spent 8 years working as a journalist before going to a PGCE at a very good Uni in London. Will my average degree hold me back from gaining a job at an independent school? I know they are results driven (understandably) so they might only consdier candidates with first class or 2:1 degrees. What are your thoughts? I am slo intending on starting an MA in Education next year, might this help?