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TSM Senior Sophister Students Examination Regulations 2017/18

TSM Senior Sophister All Patterns

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

(ii) The moderatorship examination is held on only one occasion annually in Trinity term.

(iii) There is no supplemental examination.

(iv) Students unavoidably absent from the moderatorship examination due to illness or other grave cause beyond their control may apply through their tutor to the Senior Lecturer to sit the examination the following year.

(v) 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.

(vi) Students who have failed to obtain a mo deratorship may nevertheless be allowed the ordinary B.A. degree on their answering in the Senior Sophister examination.

TSM Senior Sophister Pattern A Students

TSM Pattern A Degree Weighting

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

(i) Pattern A students are examined in both subjects. This is the final examination in both subjects.

(ii) The marks awarded in the two subjects in the Senior Sophister year contribute with equal weighting to the aggregate mark. To pass the year and be eligible for a moderatorship award candidates must achieve a grade III or higher in both subjects.

(iii) Students in pattern A may pass the Senior 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

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TSM Senior Sophister Pattern B Students

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) Pattern B students are examined in the one subject studied in the Senior Sophister year. This is the final degree examination of the major subject , moderatorship part II .

(ii) To be eligible for a moderatorship award candidates must achieve a grade III or higher in the moderatorship part I examination (Junior Sophister) and both parts of the moderat orship part II examination (Junior Sophister and Senior Sophister).

(iii) Pattern B students may pass the Senior Sophister year by compensation if they achieve an overall credit - weighted average mark of at least 40 per cent (grade III) in the one subject studied in the Senior Sophister year, and pass outright modules totalling at least 40 credits, and achieve a mark of at least 30 per cent in each failed module, up to a maximum of 20 credits. Some modules or module components in some subjects are non-compensatable. Or pattern B students may pass the Senior Sophister year by aggregation if they achieve a mark of less than 30 per cent in one or more failed modules up to a maximum of 10 credits, provided that they achieve a credit - weighted average mark of 40 per cent for the year, pass outright modules totalling at least 40 credits and have a minimum mark of 30 per cent in any remaining failed modules. Some modules or module components in some subjects are non - compensatable /non - aggregatable .

(iv) 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.

(v) Students taking a modern language other than English literature as their major subject must complete their residence requirement in that subject before the Senior Sophister final examination in that subject. Students who do not complete their residence requirement before their Senior Sophister examinations will not receive their results and will be unable to graduate until the requirement has been met and approved by the relevant schools or departments. See §16 above

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TSM Senior 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 who participated on a full - year exchange programme in their Junior Sophister year where only one subject could satisfactorily be studied, see §13 above. Pattern C students are examined in one sub ject studied in the Senior Sophister year. This is the final examination.

(ii) To be eligible for a moderatorship award candidates must achieve a grade III or higher in both the Junior and Senior Sophister examinations.

(iii) Pattern C students may pass the Senior Sophister year by compensation if they achieve an overall credit - weighted average mark of at least 40 per cent (grade III) in the one subject studied in the Senior Sophister year, and pass outright modules totalling at least 40 credits, and achieve a mark of at least 30 per cent in each failed module, up to a maximum of 20 credits. Some modules or module components in some subjects are non-compensatable/non-aggregatable.

Or pattern C students may pass the Senior Sophister year by aggregation if they achieve a m ark of less than 30 per cent in one or more failed modules up to a maximum of 10 credits, provided that they achieve a credit - weighted average mark of 40 per cent for the year, pass outright modules totalling at least 40 credits, and have a minimum mark of 30 per cent in any remaining failed modules. Some module s or module components in some subjects are non - compensatable /non - aggregatable.

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

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).