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TSM Junior Sophister Examination & Progression Regulations 2017/18

TSM Junior Sophister Pattern A

TSM Pattern A Degree Weighting

  SS   SS Overall Degree Result
Subject 1 50% Subject 2 50% 100%

(i) General academic progress— see §§20-23 above.

(ii) Students must achieve a n overall pass mark (grade III or above) in both subjects at the annual or supplemental examinations in the same academic year in order to pass the year overall and to proceed to the next year.

(iii) Students may pass the J unior Sophister year by compensation if they achieve an overall credit - weighted average mark of at least 40 per cent (grade III) in each subject, and either (a) pass outright modules totalling at least 25 credits in each subject and achieve a mark of at least 30 per cent in any failed module(s), or (b) pass all modules outright in one subject, and modules totalling at least 20 credits in the other subject, and achieve a mark of at least 35 per cent in any failed module(s). Some modules or module components in some subjects are non - compensatable.

(iv) Students participating in a half - year exchange may pass the Junior Sophister ( pattern A) y ear by compensation if they achieve an overall end - of - year mark of 40 per cent or above in each subject and pass a minimum of 25 of the 30 credits required when in Trinity College . The failed 5 - credit module must be compensatable. Students must achieve a mark of 35 per cent or higher in the failed 5 - credit module.

(v) Students who do not pass at the annual examination sess ion, either outright or by compensation, must complete supplemental assessments in all modules in which they did not achieve a mark of at least 40 per cent (grade III).

(vi) Students who fail one or both subjects at the annual examinations will be re - ass essed in their failed modules during the supplemental examination session. Where required, course work must be re - submitted by the Friday before the supplemental exam ination period commences.

(vii) Students who fail in one or both subjects at the suppleme ntal examination may be permitted to repeat the year in both subjects (subject to GENERAL REGULATIONS AND INFORMATION , section II, §§ 60 - 62) .

(viii) Students who are absent from any or all of their supplemental examination s without permission from the Senior Lecturer are excluded from the TSM course.

(ix) Students who obtain a minimum grade of III in each of their two subjects at the annual or supplemental examinations may be permitted to graduate with an ordinary degree of B.A. Except by special permissio n of the University Council, the ordinary degree of B.A. may normally be conferred only on candidates who have spent at least three years in the University.

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TSM Junior Sophister Pattern B

TSM Pattern B Degree Weighting

Minor Subject JS Major Subject JS SS Major Subject JS + SS Overall Degree Result
Subject 1 25% Subject 2 25% 50% 75% 100%

(i) General academic progress— see §§19-22 above.

(ii) Students must achieve an overall pass mark (grade III or above) in both subjects at the annual examinations in the same academic year in order to pass the year overall and to proceed to the next year.

(iii) Students in pattern B may pass the Junior Sophister year by compensation if they achieve an overall credit - weighted average mark of at least 40 per cent (grade III) in each subject, and pass outright modules totalling at least 20 credits in each subject, and achieve a mark of at least 30 per cent in any failed module(s). Some modules or module components in some subjects are non - compensatable.

(iv) Students participating in a half - year exchange may pass the Junior Sophister (pattern B) year by compensation if they achieve an overall end - of - year mark of 40 per cent or abov e in each subject and pass a minimum of 20 of the 30 credits required when in Trinity College . Within each subject students must pass a minimum of 10 of the 15 credits required when in Trinity College . All failed modules must be compensatable. Students must achieve a mark of 30 per cent or higher in one or both of the failed 5 - credit module(s).

(v) The examination in the minor subject ( subject studied for the first three years of the course only) is part I of the moderatorship examination. This is the degree examination for the minor subject.

(vi) The examination in the major subject ( subject studied for all four years of the course ) forms part of the moderatorship part II examination.

(vii) The total moderatorship mark is the combined result of both the Junior Sophister and Senior Sophister years in both subjects. The overall mark is calculated on the basis of equal weighting of both subjects in the Junior Sophister year and equal weighting of both Sophister years.

(viii) There are no supplemental examinations.

(ix) Students who fail in one or both subjects at the annual examination may be permitted to repeat the year in both subjects (subject to GENERAL REGULATIONS AND INFORMATION , section II, §§ 60 - 6 2 ) .

(x) Students who are absent from any or all of their examinations without permission from the Senior Lecturer are excluded from the TSM course.

(xi) Students who obtain a minimum grade of III in each of their two subject s at the annual examinations may be permitted to graduate with an ordinary degree of B.A. Except by special permission of the University Council, the ordinary degree of B.A. may normally be conferred only on candidates who have spent at least three years in the University.

(xii) Students taking a modern language other than English literature as their minor subject must complete their residence requirement in that subject before the Junior Sophister end - of - year examination in that subject. Students who do not complete their residence requirement before their Junior Sophister examinations will not receive their results and will be unable to proceed until the requirement has been met and approved by the relevant schools or departments. See §16 above

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TSM Junior Sophister Pattern C

TSM Pattern C Degree Weighting

  JS SS Overall Degree Result
Subject 1 50% 50% 100%

(i)    Pattern C regulations are applied to approved students participating on a full-year exchange programme in their Junior Sophister year where only one subject can satisfactorily be studied, see §13 above.

(ii) General academic progress— see §§19-22 above.

(iii) The Junior Sophister pattern C annual examination is a moderatorship examination. Students are assessed in one subject only. There are no supplemental examinations.

(iv) Students must achieve an overall pass mark (grade III or above) in the one subject studied in the Junior Sophister year at the annual examinations in order to pass the year overall and to proceed to the next year. Since pattern C students must participate in a full year exchange in their Junior Sophister year, and as there is a reduced credit requirement for exchange students (minimum 45 credits instead of 60), students may compensate by taking in excess of 45 credits to compensate for poor performance. The minimum 45 credits must be passed. The overall result is based on the credit - weighted average up to a maximum of 45 credits (or nearest credits above this) of the highest, subject - relevant, module results .

(v) The marks awarded in both the Junior and Senior Sophister years contribute with equal weighting to the aggregate mark of the overall moderatorship result.

(vi) Stu dents who fail in the o ne subject studied in the Junior Sophister year may be permitted to repeat the year in both subjects (subject to GENERAL REGULATIONS AND INFORMATION , section II, § § 60 - 62). Students repeating the year will revert to studying both subjects, following the relevant standard pattern or choose either pattern A or pattern B, where relevant.

(vii) Students who are absent from any or all of their annual examination s without permission from the Senior Lecturer are excluded from the TSM course.

(viii) Students who o btain a minimum grade of III in the one subject studied in the Junior Sophister year at the annual examinations may be permitted to graduate with an ordinary degree of B.A. Except by special permission of the University Council, the ordinary degree of B.A. may normally be conferred only on candidates who have spent at least three years in the University.

From College Calendar, Part II Undergraduate Studies, Two-Subject Moderatorship Courses

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Last updated 17 October 2017 by Two Subject Moderatorship (Email).