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TSM Examination Information A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

A

Aggregation - TSM Compensation and Aggregation: Aggregation is automated within SITS.

Academic Registry: Academic Registry Exam & Assessment Staff Guidelines

Appeals: Information on Senior Tutor's website

Appeals: TSM Court of First Appeal Protocol

Appeals: TSM Appeals Considered, Noted and Heard, and Noting Process

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B

Broad Curriculum Cross Faculty and Language Modules - Results for students taking Broad Curriculum modules should be viewable in SITS Court of Examiner reports. Further information is available on the Broad Curriculum website.

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C

Cases: TSM Student Cases Processing Information

Compensation - TSM Compensation and Aggregation: Compensation is automated within SITS and in TSM is generated at the Course level. Subjects must not manually apply compensation or alter automated compensation outcomes in SITS. The Compensation process is run by the TSM Course Office following TSM Subject confirmation.

Course PIT Codes: TSM Results and PIT Codes information

Court of Examiners' Protocol: Court of Examiners Protocol

Court of Examiners' Schedule: TSM Court of Examiners' Schedule (Exam and Appeals)

Court of First Appeal Protocol: Court of First Appeal Protocol

Court of First Appeal Process: TSM Appeals Considered, Noted and Heard, and Noting Process

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D

Degree Weightings

Pattern A

 

Senior Sophister

Subject 1

Senior Sophister

Subject 2

Overall Degree

Weighting

50%

50%

100%

 

 

 

 

Pattern B

 

Moderatorship Part I
Minor Subject

Junior Sophister

Moderatorship Part II
Major Subject:

Junior Sophister

Senior Sophister

Combined Major Subject JS & SS Results

Overall Degree (Combined Major & Minor)

Weighting

25%

 

25%

50%

75%

100%

 

 

Pattern C

Junior Sophister

Subject 1

Senior Sophister

Subject 1

Overall Degree

Weighting

50%

50%

100%

 

 

 

 

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E

Erasmus: Erasmus/Study Abroad Results

Erasmus: Exempting students from compulsory / year-long modules in CMIS while they are on Erasmus/Study Abroad - TBC

Examiners' Schedule: TSM Court of Examiners' Schedule (Exam and Appeals)

Exam Regulations: TSM Examination Regulations

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G

Gold Medals - Gold medals are awarded by the Board of Trinity College to candidates of the first class who have shown exceptional merit at degree examinations. The criteria for their award are set out in Criteria for the Award of Gold Medals. The relevant criteria should be incorporated into the examination regulations for each course. It is the responsibility of the Chair of the Court of Examiners to forward recommendations for the award of gold medals to the Senior Lecturer in accordance with the criteria applicable to the course(s) in question. The criteria applicable to TSM is as follows:

Category 3: TSM Pattern A

Category 5: TSM Pattern B and TSM Pattern C

Recommendations are considered by the Board of Trinity College at a meeting in Michaelmas term. Successful candidates are informed of their award in writing by the Senior Lecturer.

 

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M

Mark Changes: Mark Change Process

Module PIT Codes: TSM Results and PIT Codes information

Modules -Voiding Modules for OBA and Repeat Year students: In advance of the start of progression OBA and repeat year students need to have certain modules taken in previous year(s) voided so that the system can properly calculate their end of year progression outcomes and in the case of U4 (SS) students their award mark and classification. This process is carried out when an OBA or repeat year student has been enrolled on a module for more than one academic year. The relevant module should be marked VOID for any academic year that is not relevant to the progression and award calculations. The overall result should result in the student having 60 credits (30 in each subject in most years). Due to issues for Level 10 TSM subject users not being to access the Amend Student option, TSM Departments must send any details of TSM subject students requiring modules to be voided to askexams@tcd.ie. These details should include student number, module code and the academic year for which the module should be voided. This process will be carried out by the Assess, Progress and Graduation Team for TSM subject students only.

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O

OBA - Off Books Taking Assessment: For students who are taking either some or not all modules off books the overall subject progression must be calculated manually outside SITS. A local spreadsheet must be prepared for these students.All subject results calculated outside SITS must be sent to tsmadmin@tcd.ie by the relevant mark submission deadline, to include mark and grade/PIT code.Most students are OBA in one subject only. The subject result that was approved in a previous year will be manually uploaded by the TSM Course Office.Where a student is repeating all modules in a subject and is registered for all those modules on SITS then subject progression can be done in SITS as normal.Where subject and course grade is to be manually uploaded to SITS, the TSM Course Office will do this.

OBN - Off Books No Assessment: This term refers to students who are offbooks for a particular academic year and are expected to return to College. It is usually granted to students who have successfully completed their most recent year of study and who wish to take a year out for academic (usually langauge) reasons.

 

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P

PIT Codes: Academic Registry/SITS Publishable PIT Codes - Please refer to the TSM guide below as to which codes must be used for TSM students.

PIT Codes: TSM Results and PIT Codes document

Plagiarism: Trinity College guide to plagiarism 'Avoiding Plagiarism'

Plagiarism: Matrix of Levels and Consequences

Plagiarism: College Calendar Undergaduate General Regulations (see pages 56-58 in 2016/17)

Plagiarism and SITS - TBC

Prize Submission Form: TSM Prize Submission Online Form. TSM Calendar prizes are submitted by all relevant TSM subjects for approval at the relevant TSM Court of Examiners' meeting. Submissions are made via the online TSM Form.

Progression in SITS: Progression Calculator and Manager levels. In TSM the maximum level subjects may have is level 10. Only the TSM Course Office, and some AR staff, may have level 20 or 30.

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R

 

Regulations - College: College Calendar Undergaduate General Regulations

Regulations - TSM: TSM Examination Regulations

Residency Abroad Requirement - Departments must send a list of students who have not fulfilled the Residency Abroad Requirements to TSM by the relevant subject confirmation deadline. Results will be brought to the TSM Court of Examiners and approved as normal. TSM will not confirm all non-compliant students’ results in SITS and therefore they will not be published. Departments must inform tsmadmin@tcd.ie as soon as student has satisfied requirement so results can be released and student progressed. Further information is available in the TSM section of the College Calendar.

Results and PIT Codes: TSM Results and PIT Codes information

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S

Senior Sophister Pattern B Overall Degree Result - Formula for Subject Court Reports: The overall degree calculation, column and formula, must be added manually by TSM subjects in their Subject Court of Examiner reports to show the overall degree result (to two decimal places). This is required at Subject Court level for Moderation and External Examiner purposes when finalising the SS mark. Below is an example of the formula to be included to calculate the overall degree result.

Subject 1 (Minor) JS

Subject 2 (Major) JS

Subject 2 (Major) SS

Subject 2 (Major) Overall

Overall Degree

Column in Spreadsheet

J

O

R

W

New

Weighting

25%

25%

50%

75%

100%

Example Marks

66.83%

58.67%

63.00%

61.56%

62.88%

Formula for Subject 2 Major Overall (W)

= sum ((JS Major Mark *.25),(SS Major Mark *.5))/.75

example = sum ((O9*.25),(R9*.5))/.75

 

 

Formula for Overall Degree (Column to be manually included))

=sum((JS Minor Award Mark*.25),(JS Major Mark *.25),(SS Major Mark *.5))

example = sum ((J9*.25),(O9*.25),(R9*.5))

Please note that cell references used e.g. J9,O9 and R9 are examples - your cell reference might be different.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SITS Terminology: SITS Terminology

Student Cases: TSM Student Cases Processing Information

Study Abroad: Erasmus/Study Abroad Results

Subject PIT Codes: TSM Results and PIT Codes information

Supplemental Reassessment Requirements: If there are any specific module reassessment requirements which are not published on SITS, Departments must communicate these to the relevant students following the Annual examinations.

Supplemental Coursework Deadline: The TSM deadline for submitting coursework to the supplemental session is the Friday before the start of the Supplemental exams. In 2017 this is Friday 25 August 2017.

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V

Voiding Modules for OBA and Repeat Year students: In advance of the start of progression OBA and repeat year students need to have certain modules taken in previous year(s) voided so that the system can properly calculate their end of year progression outcomes and in the case of U4 (SS) students their award mark and classification. This process is carried out when an OBA or repeat year student has been enrolled on a module for more than one academic year. The relevant module should be marked VOID for any academic year that is not relevant to the progression and award calculations. The overall result should result in the student having 60 credits (30 in each subject in most years). Due to issues for Level 10 TSM subject users not being to access the Amend Student option, TSM Departments must send any details of TSM subject students requiring modules to be voided to askexams@tcd.ie. These details should include student number, module code and the academic year for which the module should be voided. This process will be carried out by the Assess, Progress and Graduation Team for TSM subject students only.

 

 

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Please contact the TSM Course Office if you need any additional information.


Last updated 18 May 2017 by Two Subject Moderatorship (Email).