- July 11, 2014 at 9:46 pm
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 thanksMarch 25, 2015 at 9:08 am
@bbbdung02 – To get a grade above a C you must pass the Report at the first attempt and (of course the marker thinks it was worthy of a B or A grade). If you fail then subsequently you can only get a C for it however good your resubmission was. The only situation a resubmission can get a B or A was if the report passed at the first attempt but the SLS/Presentation was failed. In this case as the report itself passed the grade is carried forward and upon being successful with their failed SLS/Presentation the original A or B (or C) will be awardedMarch 28, 2015 at 12:46 am
So I got my result with an overall grade B. But it does not say specifically that how my RAP was marked between the report and SLS/presentation part.
Secondly, I was curious to know that when does OBU invites us for a formal Graduation ceremony and what are possible locations for such an event… (last time I heard that it could be any place from UK, Malaysia or Singapore). P.s – I am not a resident of any of the places mentioned above.
@trephena your response is always appreciated.April 10, 2015 at 7:21 am
@Soban – The grade relates to the report. The SLS is marked as pass or fail.
OBU graduation ceremonies are principally held in the places you mention + Dubai. This is both for logistical and security purposesMay 26, 2015 at 5:18 pm
Hi there, it’s a week to go before I am due to sit F7 and F8, but really don’t think I will be able to pass F7 first time. I reckon at best I will get 40 something %, at worst, 10%. If I were to get these results, would it be put towards my marks for the Oxford Brookes assessment, or would they look at what I got when I actually pass the exams?
AndyMay 27, 2015 at 10:01 am
@Andrew – as you will see if you read the answers above the final degree grade is worked out on your average pass marks – any fails are disregarded. Please read the posts above (and also the Information Pack) as they explain a little more how the final class of honours awarded for the BSc is calculated.
(Please can I suggest that everyone use the search facility or look first at the last 3 or 4 pages of our topics when posting a query as many similar topics/ related questions have been asked before?)June 1, 2015 at 12:58 pm
I am currently in the process of transferring to ACCA membership and was wondering if their was any point in doing the OBU. I am a mature student and have numerous years of experience across the Finance Department.
What are the benefits of completing the OBU?June 1, 2015 at 3:52 pm
@elsie2009 – you are unlikely ever to have an easier or ‘cheaper’ route to acquiring an Honours degree from a UK University than the ACCA OBU BSc in Applied Accounting.
I would have thought it would be a wise move to invest 3 months part-time in doing the RAP and pay the submission fee to obtain the additional qualification. Although you may not need it now, few can predict where they are going to end up – if you ever wanted a career change some opportunities e.g. teaching would probably be closed to you without a degree. It is going to strengthen your CV and if you wanted to broaden your horizons by adding post ACCA synergistic qualifications the field would be wider e.g. some universities offer distance learning Masters degrees in fraud, financial criminology and forensic accounting – all of which require you to hold a 2.1 Hons. degree for entry on the course.
At the end of the day it is a personal decision but I suggest you take a look at our homepage http://www.opentuition.com/obu and see what is involved and then make your decision. (You have 10 years from your date of registration on the ACCA programme to successfully submit a RAP before the option expires so you do not usually have to make an immediate decision however after 10 years that is that – the opportunity WILL NOT BE EXTENDED)June 1, 2015 at 8:59 pm
if i submit my rap in november, will i get my degree in early january?June 1, 2015 at 11:24 pm
@Hassan – No. The results are not released until the last week of March for November submissionsJune 19, 2015 at 9:06 pm
ACCA/ brookes has sent all certificate before the graduation ceremony. at the date of ceremony are they provide anything more? and what are the function there.
thanks in advanceJune 20, 2015 at 9:42 am
@hasib – I think you will find that very few (if any at all) universities actually hand out degree certificates at the graduation ceremony (administratively it would be too difficult as during the graduation ceremony period – up to 2 weeks at some universities – there could be thousands of students graduating so mix-ups and errors would be inevitable).
Graduation Day is about celebrating your success and achievements with friends and family. It is one of those memorable occasions with a party-like atmosphere. Most students choose to wear ‘Academic dress’ (cap & gown), their name is announced and they are formally presented to senior staff of the University (chancellor/ vice chancellor or pro vice chancellor) amid cheering and applause. Afterwards the students often celebrate and go with their guests in local restaurants etc.
No-one is forced to attend their ceremony but most students do. And no in direct answer to your question – nothing further is given to them although at some universities a scroll of blank paper is symbolically handed to the student as they are presentedJune 20, 2015 at 3:53 pm
thanks trephena, got it.June 22, 2015 at 6:01 pm
is OBU RAP difficult to pass?
i have completed 9 exams and my av. marks is 54.
i will get a lower 2nd class degree rrgardless the rap grade.
i just need to passJune 22, 2015 at 7:47 pm
@hassan – it is hard to say as student ability varies. The overall pass rate tends to be about 57 – 60% (including resubmissions).
If a student ensures they do proper analysis and learns how to reference effectively and thoroughly then their chances of success increase as these are the two most common causes of failure. Pass rates also vary by topic. Those requiring primary data usually have lower rates as most students do not produce reliable surveys and questionnaire questions that are credible and deal with the issues they should be investigating.
It is a case of reading up on what is required and delivering it. Our OBU forum has lots of valuable information on it and I have written some articles to try to help and the Information Pack contains some articles by senior moderators, which all students should read.
Yes you are right – with your average grade of 54 whatever grade you get you will get a 2.2. honours classification.
Note: I am planning an article on Referencing: “The OT Ultimate Guide to Referencing your OBU RAP”. I hope it will be ready at the end of August and will consist of both an article and FAQs on Referencing. I hope to cover most of the really important points. The plan is to update the FAQs from time to time to cover any issues that are flagged up by students as causing any particular problems.June 23, 2015 at 3:36 am
Thank you for your sincere and quick response.
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