International Energy Policies Custom Essay

Coursework Assignment Brief

Semester:
Module Code: POG212
Module Title: International Energy Policies
Programme BSc (Hons) Oil and Gas Management
Level: Level 5
Awarding Body:
Module Leader Dr Kenneth Aidelojie
Format: Essay
Presentation: No
Any special
requirements: All work should be submitted on the Student Portal along
with a Turn-it-in Report.
Word Limit: 2,000 words (with 10% plus or minus leeway)
Deadline date for
submission:
Learning outcomes
to be examined in this assessment (please note that this is NOT the assessment task) • Critically analyse the factors affecting the content of international agreements for the oil and gas industry
• Critically examine the framework of the energy policies.
• Demonstrate the key global challenges and issues facing the world oil and gas industry and the factors affecting the long term prospects
Percentage of
marks awarded for module: This assignment is worth 50% of the total marks for the
module

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Assessment criteria Explanatory comments on the
assessment criteria Maximum marks
for each section
Content, style,
relevance, originality Clear demonstration of rigorous
research from recognised authoritative sources. Audience focus. 50%
Format,
referencing, bibliography Rigorous use of the Harvard
Methodology for citation and referencing; page numbering; correct display of direct quotations. 10 %
Constructive critical
analysis, introduction, conclusion Demonstration of a clear
understanding of the issues. Use of academic models. 40%

Assignment Task

The current trend in the United Kingdom energy policy suggests an evolutionary direction from a highly fossil fuel driven economy, to an environmentally friendly energy policy, mainly due to the evidence of climate change and global warming.

Using the Strength-Weakness-Opportunity-Threat (SWOT) analytical tool, critically discuss the impact of advancements in renewable energy technologies on the direction of energy policy of the United Kingdom.

Total marks for assignment: 100

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Generic Criteria for Assessment at Level 5

Marks 0-25 (Fail) 26-39 (Fail) 40-49 (3rd) 50-59 (2.2) 60-69 (2.1) 70-85 (1st) 86-100 (1st)
Assessment categories

Knowledge & Understanding of Subject Major gaps in knowledge and understanding of material at this level.
Significant inaccuracies. Gaps in knowledge and only superficial understanding of
the well-established principles of area(s) of study.
Some inaccuracies. Threshold level.
Some knowledge and understanding of material, of well- established principles of area(s) of study, and of the way in which those principles have
been developed. Broad knowledge and understanding of material, of well- established principles of area(s) of study, and of the way in which those principles have
been developed. Very good knowledge and understanding of material, of well- established principles of area(s) of study, and of the way in which those principles have been
developed. Very good, detailed knowledge and understanding of material, main concepts/theories at this level. Awareness of the limitation of their knowledge, and how this influences any analyses and interpretations based on that knowledge. Exceptional knowledge and understanding of material, main concepts/theories at this level. Awareness
of the limitation of their knowledge, and how this influences any analyses and interpretations based on that knowledge
Cognitive/
Intellectual Skills

(e.g. analysis and synthesis; logic and argument; analytical reflection; organisation and communication of ideas and evidence) Unsubstantiated generalizations, made without use of any credible evidence. Lack of logic, leading to unsupportable conclusions or missing conclusions.
Lack of analysis and relevance. Views/ findings largely irrelevant, illogical or contradictory. Generalisations/ statements made with scant evidence. Conclusions lack relevance and/or validity. Threshold level.
Awareness of main issues. Structure of argument effective, but with some gaps or weaknesses. Some evidence provided to support findings, but not always consistent. Some relevant conclusions. Issues identified and critically analysed within given areas. An awareness of different stances and ability to use evidence to support argument. Ability to apply concepts and principles outside context of study context. Generally sound conclusions. Good level of analysis and synthesis. An awareness of
different stances and
ability to use
evidence convincingly to support argument. Ability to apply concepts/ principles
effectively beyond context of study. Valid conclusions. Excellent analysis and synthesis. A range of perceptive points made within given
area for this level of study. Arguments logically developed,
supported by a range of relevant evidence. Explicit acknowledgement of
other stances. Strong conclusions. Exceptional analysis and synthesis are consistent features. Perceptive, logically connected points made throughout the work within an eloquent, balanced argument. Evidence selected judiciously and thoroughly analysed. Persuasive
conclusions.

Use of Research- informed Literature (including referencing,
appropriate academic
conventions and academic honesty) No evidence of reading. Views
are unsupported and non- authoritative. Academic
conventions largely ignored. Evidence of little reading appropriate
for this level and/or indiscriminate use of sources. Academic
conventions used weakly. Threshold level.
Evidence of reading relevant sources, with some appropriate linking to given text(s). Academic conventions
evident and largely consistent, with minor weaknesses. Knowledge and analysis of a range
of literature beyond core text(s). Literature used accurately and
analytically. Academic skills generally sound. Knowledge of the
field of literature used consistently to
support findings.
Research-informed literature integrated into the work. Very good use of academic conventions. Critical engagement with a range of
reading. Knowledge of research-informed literature embedded in the work.
Consistently accurate use of academic conventions. Exceptionally wide range of relevant
literature evaluated and used critically to inform argument, balance discussion and/or
inform problem-solving. Consistently accurate and assured use of academic conventions.

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LEVEL 5 cont…

Graduate Skills for Life and Employment

(e.g. research- related skills; written, graphical and oral communication skills;
group working; problem-solving; practical and professional skills) Little or no
evidence of the required skills in any of the areas identified for assessment at this level. Limited evidence of
skills in the range identified for assessment at this level. Significant weaknesses evident, which suggest that the candidate is not yet on course to gain skills necessary for graduate-level employment. Research skills:
Some evidence of ability to collect and interpret
appropriate data/
information and undertake research tasks with limited external guidance. Can communicate in a range of formats, including orally, appropriate to the discipline(s), but with some weaknesses.
Can work with others as a
member of a group, meeting most obligations to others, modifying responses appropriately.
Can identify key areas of problems
and generally choose appropriate methods for their resolution.
Able to recognise
own strengths and weaknesses
in relation to professional and practical skills, but with limited insight in some areas.
. Research skills:
Can undertake research-like tasks, drawing on a range of sources, with limited external guidance.
Can communicate
effectively and confidently in a range of formats, including orally, appropriate to the discipline(s).
Can work
effectively with others as a
member of a group, meeting obligations to others, modifying responses appropriately.
Can identify key areas of problems
and choose appropriate methods for their resolution in a considered manner.
Able to evaluate
own strengths and weaknesses
in relation to professional and practical skills, and to develop own evaluation criteria. Research skills:
Can successfully complete research- like tasks, drawing on a range of sources, with limited external guidance.
Can communicate
well, confidently and consistently in a range of formats, including orally, appropriate to the discipline(s).
Can work very
effectively and confidently with others as a member of a group, meeting obligations to others, modifying responses appropriately.
Can identify key areas of problems
and choose, with autonomy, appropriate methods
for their resolution in
a considered manner. Able to take initiative in evaluating own strengths and weaknesses in
relation to professional and practical skills identified by others and develop and effectively apply own evaluation criteria. Research skills:
Can successfully complete research- like tasks, drawing on a range of sources, with a significant degree of autonomy. Can communicate very effectively and confidently in a range of formats, including orally, appropriate to the discipline(s).
Can work very effectively and
confidently with
others as a member
of a group, showing leadership skills where appropriate, and meet all obligations to others. Can identify key areas of problems confidently and choose, with autonomy and
notable effectiveness, appropriate methods for their resolution in
a considered manner. Able to show insight and autonomy in evaluating own strengths and weaknesses re professional and practical skills, showing excellent judgement. Research skills:
Evidence of exceptional success in undertaking
a range of research-like tasks with high degree of autonomy for the
level. Can
communicate highly
effectively, with professionalism, in a range of formats, including orally, appropriate to the discipline(s).
Can work
exceptionally well with others as a key member of a group, showing leadership skills where appropriate, negotiating and meeting all obligations to others.
Can identify key areas of problems confidently and
choose, with autonomy and exceptional effectiveness, appropriate methods
for their resolution in a considered manner. Able to show insight and autonomy in evaluating own strengths and weaknesses, showing
outstanding judgement.
Marks for Level 5 0-25 (Fail) 26-39 (Fail) 40-49 (3rd) 50-59 (2.2) 60-69 (2.1) 70-85 (1st) 86-100 (1st)

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