BDO App form question

BDO
#1

Just got to the degree modules section, usually these forms ask for Year, Name of Module and Grade, but I’ve got:

YEAR GRADE CONTRIBUTION TO DEGREE

What should I be putting in here? I have 6 subjects in year 1, and 7 in years 2 and 3 respectively

Any help much appreciated

#2

Perhaps this refers to the weighting for each year of your degree when calculating your final mark?

#3

I honestly don’t know what weighting first year subjects have on my degree (if any)

I don’t want to email or phone them for help either in case the solution is really easy and I look stupid for asking

I just don’t understand why they don’t seem to want to know what the subject was you studied, just the grade?!

#4

Any ideas? need to submit this asap

#5

Its just asking what classifacation (1st, 2:1) you achieved in each year - the average of all your modules that year. Also how much it counts towards you degree, so if your first year doesn’t count put down 0%, etc.

So say you got a 2:1 in all 3 years, and say the 1st year didn’t count towards your degree with 2nd being 1/3 weighted and 3rd year being 2/3’s you’d stick down

1st 2:1 0%
2nd 2:1 33%
3rd 2:1 66%

#6

Cheers mazmaz, so I don’t need to put down the 6 or 7 subjects?

For example I done 6 modules in first year, so I don’t need to do:
first year x% 0%
first year x% 0%
first year x% 0%

I should just do:

first year Average % 0%
second year Average % 0% (I think 2nd year is 0% in GCU)
third year Average % 1/3rd or something?

edit: There are alot of rows actually, maybe I should list individually?

edit again: Tried just putting in the years etc like I gave in first example but whenever I go to move on it says please enter a subject for module 13 etc etc, technical fault or something?

#7

hmm…Well i applied and did it the way I have described and I’ve got an interview :stuck_out_tongue:

I’m sure if they require individual marks some time they’ll ask :slight_smile:

#8

So you just ignored the 15 rows and done one for each year?

#9

What did you end up doing Chris0288??

Im filling this out now and not sure which way to do it.

Also a more general question about 1st and 2nd year grades. I got 2.2 in 1st and 2nd year, however 1st year counts for nothing, and 2nd year only 14%. Will they see the 2.2 in the last 2 years and be less likely to accept me?

#10

I done basicly:
first 2:1 0
second 2:1 0
third 2:1 30%

I got an email a couple of days later saying tax in glasgow was full, would I like my app to be put forward to tax in Manchester or audit in Glasgow, so I said audit Glasgow.
next day got the general your rubbish we don’t want you email lol

Awww this job hunting thing is crap

#11

Intriguing- do you reckon audit at Glasgow was the wrong answer?

#12

Looks like it!

Maybe it was just full or better candidates, gutting though I do like the look of BDO, I suppose emailing to ask to be put forward to manchester now is a bit daft?

#13

From what I gather tax is more competitive and also gives a marginally higher salary for graduate trainees. But still, I’m surprised they’d give you the option to choose and then reject you so simply…

I had a similar situation. I was lined up for an audit interview in London and then got told the positions had been filled up. I chose to take the case up with BDO Birmingham instead, thinking that perhaps what they want to see is commitment to my service line. Maybe I chose right. At any rate, when the interview finally came they thought I failed to show enthusiasm and knowledge of Birmingham, and sure enough I was dropped.

I think we both became career orphans when the intake filled up.

Good luck in the future Chris, I’m sure there are still many open doors.

#14

Would it be a bad idea to email back to see if being put forward to Manchester is a go’er?

or bad idea and look desperate?

#15

You have nothing to lose, I suppose.