Assessment- Research and Analysis Project (RAP)


You have three attempts to pass the Research and Analysis Project (RAP). Unfortunately, if you fail the RAP on three separate occasions you will no longer be eligible to complete the Oxford Brookes BSc degree.

Please note that you can either submit the same project topic three times or three different RAP.

To pass the RAP you must pass both the Research Report and the Skills and Learning Statement. If you do not pass both components separately within the same RAP submission period you will be awarded a Fail grade for the Project.

You will be given one of three Pass grades (A, B or C) or a Fail grade (F) for the performance in the Research Report. You will be given either a Pass grade or a Fail grade for the performance in the Skills and Learning Statement.   

If you achieve one of the three Pass grades for the Research Report and the Pass grade for the Skills and Learning Statement, then a pass in the RAP will be awarded. Once you have been awarded one of the three Pass grades for the RAP, then you cannot make any further submissions.

If you are awarded either a Fail grade in the Research Report or a Fail grade in the Skills and Learning Statement, you will be awarded a Fail grade for the RAP. If you are awarded a Fail grade on your first Research and Analysis Report submission you will be allowed up to two further Project submissions.

SKILLS AND LEARNING STATEMENT

You are required to respond to four different questions in the preparation of your Skills and Learning Statement. Two of these are directly related to your meetings with your Project Mentor:

  • ‘What did you learn from the meetings with your Project Mentor, including the presentation that you gave to him/her?’
  • How have you demonstrated your interpersonal and communication skills during the project work?’

To pass the Skills and Learning Statement you have to show your ability to reflect on judgments that you have made and / or actions that you have taken during your project work. You also have to provide evidence that you recognise your own strengths and weaknesses.

It is very important that you think carefully about what you want to achieve in each of the three meetings. It is equally important to reflect on what happened during the meeting and how your objectives were achieved. Making a note after meetings, or keep a personal diary of reflections, will help you develop content for possible later use in your Skills and Learning Statement.

For more information about the Research Report and the Skills and Learning Statement, please read the BSc programme information pack under the related document section below.


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