October 15, 2015 at 2:55 pm
I need help in formulating question 2 self reflection. I don’t think I have done it correctly in the pass and I want it to be correct this time.
Thank youOctober 22, 2015 at 12:12 am
Please select an appropriate forum or give your problem a more accurate title when posting a query – this whole forum is ‘Oxford Brookes’!!
The SLS is about looking at your learning and development and Q2 should be approached by considering what the challenges were in doing your work. Reflect on what were your strengths and weaknesses and what went well, what you could have done better, what you might do differently in future or have changed with the benefit of hindsight. Was your approach appropriate what else you feel you could have done / have liked to have done? What has it taught you about project work and consider if you think your skill set was sufficient or deficient when it came to meeting your objectivesOctober 26, 2015 at 10:25 am
hello, trephena i would want to determine the class of degree i would end up with, i got exempted from paper f4, my question is would my class of degree be based on my scores from papers f5-f9 or be based on scores from paper f7-f9,
thank you.October 26, 2015 at 2:29 pm
It is based on the average of papers sat and passed so rather than the normal 6 papers it will be based on the average of F5-F9. The actual class of honours can also be determined by the grade from the RAP – the higher the average exam mark the less the actual impact of the RAP grade itself though. All this is explained in the Info Pack.November 17, 2015 at 9:48 am
I just received my BS Degree certificate together with a letter, but the transcript is NOT in it. I wonder if anyone else has received transcript yet.December 1, 2015 at 11:50 am
Hi. I wasn’t aware of the graduation ceremony.When and where is it held??December 8, 2015 at 10:09 am
I wanted to ask what happens if I get a pass grade in my RR (A, B or C) but I fail my SLS (skills and learning statements) then will I be awarded the OBU degree or pass my RAP? Or what will happen? And will I need to resubmit the RR and SLS all again or just the SLS will have to be resubmitted?December 8, 2015 at 11:10 pm
This is covered in both the OBU Information Pack and the OBU Resubmission Guide. So please consult thoseDecember 30, 2015 at 4:12 pm
As Trephena said, it is covered in information pack. For your help, please note as per information pack, if you fail SLS, you will just be required to submit SLS again in your re-submission and similar rule for research report if anyone fails.
Remember, for any area, requirement or section of RAP, if you fail it, you will be required to adjust, correct or rectify that particular area only.
Hammad Ahmed Qureshi – OBU RAP MENTOR.January 2, 2016 at 12:21 am
Ali Farooq OBU Registered MentorParticipant
you have to send request for your transcript. I guess you have to pay GBP 20 to get your transcript. for further information, contact OBU directly.
ALI FAROOQ – ACCA Member USA Chapter, CPA USA & OBU Registered MentorJanuary 3, 2016 at 2:13 am
January 3, 2016 at 2:17 am
Please consider this page :
Hammad Ahmed Qureshi – OBU BSc. RAP Mentor.January 8, 2016 at 2:50 pm
UK GRADUATION CEREMONIES 2016
The above will take place on 22nd June 2016 at 3pm and 5pm at Headington campus ( a short bus or taxi ride from the city centre).
All applicable students will be sent details by OBU shortly. As there are usually a number of overseas students who would also like to attend though not resident in the UK, I suggest that you email the ACCA Office asap to see if it is possible for you too to be able to book a place as places may be very limited for such students.January 20, 2016 at 4:17 pm
@trephena I’m just looking for a bit of confirmation here……
Am I correct in thinking that any pass in F8 and RAP gives me a 1st class degree?
ThanksJanuary 20, 2016 at 8:56 pm
You are right!
Please refer to page 16 of info pack http://www.accaglobal.com/content/dam/ACCA_Global/Students/bsc/IP2015-16.pdf.
“The ACCA average mark will be calculated by taking the numerical average of the marks achieved in the Fundamentals Skills papers (F 4–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. ”
Ensure that you exert full efforts for passing RAP as it requires alot of effort.
Hammad Ahmed QureshiJanuary 29, 2016 at 8:12 pm
I hope you guys are doing well, I know this question might be questioned a lot of times but as an individual I want to confirm myself.
On average of F4-F9 I will be scoring 71% which is First Class degree if I pass my RAP, so is there any student who have applied on OBU degree basis for Post graduation (Masters) in Australia and UK and was accepted without any hurdle?
On simple note will I have any disadvantage ?? or I will be seen as a normal degree holder candidate?
Regards.February 3, 2016 at 10:54 am
You should have no problem if applying to a UK university. I cannot comment on other countries as arrangements and recognition of academic qualifications varies from country to country.
These days many Masters programmes are offered distance learning so I am sure you will be able to find a course that suits your future plans 😀 Although many congrats on an eventual 1st class Hons. Degree remember that the RAP requires a slightly different skill set – independent research and application of critical thought for example (not normally required for exams). For a masters degree these skills are incredibly important so use the RAP experience as an opportunity to develop them.February 3, 2016 at 11:49 am
Thanks a lot for your reply… I will surely take your advise while doing RAP and contact if I require further assistance.
RegardsMarch 4, 2016 at 1:18 pm
In what ways would it be recognized or beneficial?
really curious since we may not get an average of 60March 4, 2016 at 6:05 pm
BSc Hons. in Applied Accounting is a strong degree which add significant value to ACCA qualification if you don’t have degree as many employers now require ACCA graduates especially in middle east which i have experienced and they emphasis that you complete your academic study before opting a professional qualification.
I completed ACCA at age of 19 years along with high school and then i did not had degree so BSc Hons. helped me in completing my academic studies.
Further, Research Analysis Project for this degree is a relaxed version of ICAEW ACA’s Case study exam which develop equal skills required for that exam except for time pressure.
With this degree you may apply for masters in those universities which do not recognise professional qualifications. OBU degree also helps you in English language Exemption if you are required English language test for any purpose.
Lastly, if you already have one bachelors then getting another with just one project and £200 is not a bad deal and adds significant value to your CV in my opinion.
Hammad Ahmed Qureshi – OBU BSc Hons. RAP MentorMarch 5, 2016 at 7:27 pm
Hello Mr. Hammad
I truly appreciate your in depth response
I do know that having a bsc would be beneficial
But I would like to repeat my question
If I got my average of 50 I would be eligible to to attend this bsc?
I’ve heard that people who scored higher average of 70 and passed the RAP
Would get the first rate degree
And for those of 60 would get second rate degree and this would minimize the papers required to complete the masters degree
But for those who’ve got less than 60 and managed to pass the RAP would get the third rate degree and would this rate degree help in he same way
I.e. be recognised and accepted into jobs
And also eligible to attend higher certificates courses having completed this
And I would like to add that if I get this then this would be my only bsc as I shifted to acca directly after highscool and I’m not taking a bsc at a university
I apologise for the inconvenience
Thanks in advanceMarch 5, 2016 at 8:32 pm
Ali Farooq OBU Registered MentorParticipant
Please read carefully.
Q1 Is the BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting recognised in the country in which Ilive?
The BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting is equivalent to any undergraduate Honours degree undertaken at a UK university and is recognised by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). You will have to ask your own higher education authority if the BSc is recognised in your own country.
Q2) Can you provide me with my Grade Point Average?
The BSc in Applied Accounting programme does not currently operate a GPA system. The programme is considering implementing the GPA system alongside the current UK degree classification, subject to agreement with ACCA. The University
has launched its GPA system for on-campus programmes starting in 2013.
Q3) How many credits is the degree worth?
360 credits or 180 European Credit Transfer System credits.
Q4) Can you provide me with a personal or academic reference?
As the programme is a distance learning course, we are unable to provide academic or personal references. However, we are able to provide award confirmation letters and /or transcripts.
Addition, Most of the Universities in the USA and Canada recognized BSC Hons but it goes through an evaluation process. If you are planning to study in the USA for Master program or any professional qualification such as CPA USA and CPA CGA. You can prepare yourself to eligible. There is many success stories of students who made their career in Europe, USA and Canada. Students should select right mentor to give them right direction.
If you are asking about value of BSc degree in the Middle East Job Market. I spent two years in Dubai. Employers are just happy to see your Graduate degree whatever you have either from Pakistan or UK. Actually you are getting BSC degree on the basis of ACCA by submitting thesis only. you are not eligible to get personal or academic reference. You should focus to achieve good average marks in ACCA ultimately it will be helpful to get higher class in BSC degree. Grade will be varied on your quality of the project. If you saved average 60 marks then you will get upper second class otherwise lower second.
OBU Registered MentorMarch 5, 2016 at 11:40 pm
With average of 50, you are eligible for this program if you meet eligibility criteria in OBU info pack 2016 http://www.accaglobal.com/content/dam/ACCA_Global/Students/bsc/IP2015-16.pdf.
Info pack also tells how grading of your RAP is done. You are correct in terms of grading but for you, if you have percentage above 52% and you get A or B grade in RAP then you can get Lower Second Class Degree and if you have 58% or above and you get A grade in RAP then you will get Upper Second Class Degree.
Even if you get third class, it is accepted and recognised in Universities & jobs. You will write in your CV that you own BSc Hons rather class. You will be eligible for higher certifications but again it depend on institution and organisation.
You are same case as i was, so BSc Hons. is necessary for you.
Make decision on the basis that you will have degree if you do it otherwise you will not have.
Hammad Ahmed Qureshi – OBU Registered Mentor.March 6, 2016 at 7:19 am
March 13, 2016 at 5:48 pm
I have passed F6-F9 with an average over 68%, therefore I only require a pass to have a 1st class degree.
How would you relay this on a cv?
Thanks for any advice.
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