November 12, 2012 at 9:23 am
who qualifies to do the Oxford Brookes degree?November 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm
passed fundamental level, passed ethics module, opted in previously, log into acca profile and check your status or contacn
firstname.lastname@example.orgNovember 11, 2013 at 3:40 am
Hi I recently passed The Oxford Brookes RAP and received the Bsc, in Applied accounting,I am considering taking a master degree and most importantly i am planning on having my education assessed to obtain a local education equivalency for employment purposes.My concern is that i was notified OBU does not provide additional transcripts(beside the one i was given with the certificate) to credential evaluation services which is a condition to obtain a degree equivalency and to submit an application for any graduate program in most countries including mine.I would like to know if anyone of you knows anything with regards to obu transcripts, credentials evaluation and i would like to have anyone currently enrolled in a graduate program (except obu master and Acca global Mba) to share his experience with the matter…November 11, 2013 at 1:07 pm
Hi Blakman – I haven’t followed the OBU BSc with a masters but have started an LLB Law Degree with the University of London International Programs. The relevance is that I applied as a graduate student so I would be exempt from 25% of the course which is obviously very welcome.
The university had to satisfy themselves that my OBU degree was valid in terms of the exemption. I attached a couple of the docs from http://business.brookes.ac.uk/undergraduate/2014/acca/ – I think the guide to accreditation and summary of benchmark standards to try and satisfy their requirements.
Ultimately I was accepted and btw – I it had taken me 8 years or something from starting ACCA to completing the degree( I had a big gap in the middle due to the financial crisis). So even with the longer than average degree period – they still considered it satisfactory.
I don’t know if this will help your Masters application – but I would say apply and be confident that this is a sound qualificaiton and that you can supply some general information from that web link if you need to. You have nothing to lose by applying right ?November 12, 2013 at 8:53 am
Just found this which might help:
In that link it describes an Equivalency letter and states:
This letter gives a brief outline of the programme structure. It also states that the course is equivalent to a 3 year undergraduate on-campus course. It confirms that that the award is equivalent to 360 credits (or 180 European Credit Transfer System credits).May 21, 2014 at 1:50 pm
Hi Guys! I read somewhere on here that if you passed your ACCA F4-F9 papers long time ago and your marks have been converted to “conversion pass” on the exam status, then you just get 2:1 degree disregarding what marks you had.
I called ACCA to check this, and ACCA said that OBU still can obtain the pass marks and calculate average to determine degree class. Do you know which one is correct?May 21, 2014 at 6:51 pm
@lana – I think you may have to clarify this with OBU – pity you didn’t raise the issue earlier as the OBU Office will now (and is likely to be for the next few weeks) swamped with submissions and problems with submissions and won’t see this type of query as a priority. I suggest that you contact them about mid June when they may be able to deal with it more promptly. 🙂May 23, 2014 at 9:41 am
Therpena, I guess I’ll find out for sure in September. If I pass that is 🙂May 23, 2014 at 11:09 am
Yes of course @lana you will find out in the fullness of time but I would be curious too in your position 🙂 and as it may help other students in a similar position do contact OBU and let us all know. Imagine it is pretty manic there right now what with the system crash the other day 🙁 and submissions and a public holiday so just wait until the ‘dust settles’ and they will then be able to give you a definitive answer 😀 Good luck with the submission btw 🙂June 9, 2014 at 10:41 am
@iana – Things wil probably be calming down a bit now I imagine in the OBU Admin office after the Period 28 submissions, so if you send them your query now, you are likely to have a reply and answer to your question back fairly quickly.
Do post the answer on the forum so we all know. Thanks 🙂July 10, 2014 at 10:28 pm
I would like to understand how the grading system works for OBU, here are my scores,
F4 – 59
F5 – 69
F6 – 55
F7 – 64
F8 – 62
F9 – 51
I guess the grading starts from F4, also what do I have to score in the project to make a good grade.
The grading is a bit confusing and I am scared that my grade will be very low with the score that I have.
Anyone that knows this should please break it down for me.July 10, 2014 at 10:28 pm
My average marks of papers F4 to F9 are 53%. If I apply for the degree , which grade I achieve? ThanksJuly 10, 2014 at 11:14 pm
Hammad Ahmed Qureshi – OBU Registered MentorParticipant
If your project gets A or B grade then you will get lower second class degree and if you get C then you will get third class degree.
Thanks.July 11, 2014 at 6:03 pm
How do you calculate the average mark? Can you give me an example? (show me)
Thanks!July 11, 2014 at 9:46 pm
Hammad Ahmed Qureshi – OBU Registered MentorParticipant
Koolp has done right calculation and you will get upper second class degree regardless of RAP grade. You just need to pass.
Thanks…July 13, 2014 at 3:07 pm
Determination of class of degree for BSc (Hons.) in Applied Accounting degree will be based on both:
– The ACCA average mark determined from the exam marks in the Fundamentals Skills papers (F4–F9)
– The grade achieved for the Research and Analysis Project.
The ACCA average mark will be calculated by taking the numerical average of the marks achieved in the Fundamentals Skills papers (F4–F9) that you have sat and passed. Where the calculated average mark is not a whole number, the calculated average will be rounded up or down accordingly. If you have been given an exemption from any of the three papers F4–F6, no mark is available and so will not be included in the calculation of the ACCA average mark.
Note added by Trephena:There is Simple table provided for determination of Class of Degree on p14 of the OBU Information Pack together with some specific examplesAugust 11, 2014 at 5:23 pm
@ibitola Your grade for the RAP itself is independent of your exam grades. However the average of your exam grades + the RAP grade will normally dictate the class of Honours that are bestowed on you when you get the BSc degree.
Based on the scores that you have provided your average mark is 60 which in your particular case according to the table in the Information Pack means that regardless of your RAP grade you will get an Upper Second – usually referred to as a 2.1
A 2.1 Honours is perfectly respectable and normally means that most universities (in the UK at least) would accept you on a post-graduate course e.g. a Masters should you wish to continue your studies 😀August 11, 2014 at 8:56 pm
Ibitoye u’h a good grade averaging 60 aspar ur quoted scores. U just need to pass ur project whether A,B or C it does not affect u as u are on a strong 2.1 grade.
.August 11, 2014 at 9:07 pm
I have an average of 65%, wish it was a little more than that and i would have first class.
anyways is it really difficult to pass this project? my friends told me even minor mistakes can cause a failure, is this really so difficult?August 11, 2014 at 11:22 pm
@captmario The average pass rate is somewhere between 52% – 54% I believe. Most students fail on Evaluation and Referencing. Which is why I am always banging on about them – in particular about Evaluation. Do that those two things right and there is usually no problem! 🙂October 23, 2014 at 2:37 pm
I was just wondering, in case we fail a paper and get say 45%, then resit it and score say 65%, which of both marks will be considered for the calculation of OBU Bsc in applied accounting final grade?
I haven’t seen any topic about this question anywhere…
Thank you in advance.
NabilOctober 23, 2014 at 3:56 pm
No, your failed mark will not be considered at all. Your pass mark of 65% will be used for calculating the average for the BSc. I confirmed this bit of info with OBU before.October 23, 2014 at 3:58 pm
Thank you for your answer 🙂March 25, 2015 at 8:49 am
Can anyone explain the obu grade cap to “c” after first failed attempt.Many thanks
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