THE AOSB SCORING CRITERIA
Before we go onto explain the scoring criteria, let us, first of all, take a look at some of the competencies required to successfully pass Army Officer Initial Training at Sandhurst.
Competencies Required for Success during Officer Initial Training.
Communication Communicates accurately and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Teamwork Works willingly with others to achieve common goals.
Influence Persuades others to follow a certain course of action.
Appreciation: Comprehends, identifies, extracts and assimilates information from a range of sources, quickly and accurately.
Reasoning: Thinks logically, practically and coherently to produce a successful or reasonable solution, quickly and accurately.
Organisation: Determines priorities and allocates resources effectively and efficiently to a task(s).
Capacity: Holds and processes multiple inputs whilst maintaining task performance.
Makes sound appropriate decisions within a time-scale demanded by the situation.
Self-motivation The ability to push through obstacles, without losing motivation and enthusiasm for the task at hand.
Self-analysis The ability to analyse your own behaviour and reflect on mistakes, becoming more competent in the process.
Integrity Behaviour is guided by principles, morals and ethics appropriate to service life. Adheres to rules and regulations specific to the Army.
Now that we understand some of the competencies that are required to pass Officer Initial Training, we can explore the assessable qualities required in order to successfully pass the Army Officer Main Board.
SOME OF THE COMPETENCIES ASSESSED DURING AOSB MAIN BOARD
Oral and written communication Delivery; effectiveness/understanding; listening. Is able to write in a clear, relevant and concise manner.
Teamwork Can work with others to achieve a common goal or task; treatment of others; effort and determination.
Influence Problem Solving Judgment/reasoning; flexibility; comprehension; capacity; decisiveness.
Confidence and Resilience Can take responsibility for decisions, lead others, does not blink in the face of adversity, maintains a positive attitude.
The Army will use these and other competencies to assess your performance during the AOSB Main Board. It is therefore imperative that you score positively in every area. Here’s an example of how you can score positively, and also negatively, in the assessable area of oral communication.
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