I find Nick Welford's theory on those who make the best teachers hard to understand (TES, January 29). I think he tries to claim that a third-class degree leaves you a cut above the rest. Not only this, but spending time on extra-curricular activities and neglecting your degree means you're more likely to be committed to your career.
Proving you are willing to put effort into a degree must surely be an indication of transferable commitment.
I have a 2:1 degree and I am proud of it. I am training to be a teacher, not because I have no other option, but because I want to. For that I hope that will make me a better candidate than someone who regards teaching as a third-class profession.
Vicky Whitfield PGCE student Brunel University