Im afraid I may have messed up my chances with my relatively poor A-level grades, but am on course for a 2:1 or even a 1st in my degree. In my A-levels I fell serisouly ill and only managed to obtain 2 A-levels nowhere near the required standard. Based on that I will never get a look in at any of the top firms even with extenuating circumstances. However I put an additional C at A-level just to test the waters and have made it to interview stage at Deloitte and E&Y. But im buggered cause I wont be able to provide evidence of that 1 grade when required. I know the big4 conduct thorough background checks and have 3rd party experien to do it. I am in a situation now where I can do either of the following:
- Keep it on the dl, when it comes to it, state that the A-level was meant to be an AS-level, making out its no biggy an honest mistake.
- Email HR now and tell them I just looked over my summary submission and noticed a mistake, mentioning that I did not make it this far by merit of my academic achievements, hopefully this can be overlooked and the mishap resolved.
Also, what about firms like Grant Thornton, BDO and smith williamson, Tenon, PKF, Moore stephans? do they do the checks as rigrously there???
Please my intention was not to cheat or ‘pimp’ the system, and find myself now in a weird predicament. I will have to fess up at some point, timing could be crucial? If I get made an offer are they more likely to overlook the problem, or if I state it early on will it look more believable that it was a mistake.
Advice would be much appreciated!!!