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TSM Assessment and Progression Regulations

TSM students are governed by the College, TSM Course, and TSM Subject Assessment and Progression regulations. Official College regulations are published in the College Calendar each year. Details and extracts of the regulations are included here for your information. If you have any queries please contact the TSM Course Office at tsmadmin@tcd.ie.

 

College General Regulations and Information

For full College General Regulations and information: see College Calendar, Undergraduate Studies, General Regulations and Information.

Academic Registry information on student guidelines, timetables and dates, past papers, results etc. is available on their website.

 

TSM Course Assessment and Progression Regulations

TSM General Regulations

The full official TSM Regulations on examinations and progression are available in the College Calendar Undergraduate Studies, Two-Subject Moderatorship Courses. A number of sections are included here.

Academic progress

20 In order to rise with their class students must obtain credit for the academic year by satisfactory attendance at lectures and tutorials and by passing the required assessment components. Please refer also to College GENERAL REGULATIONS AND INFORMATION, section II.

21 For information on assessments in each subject see CONTENT OF SUBJECTS (College Calendar Undergraduate Studies, Two-Subject Moderatorship Courses from page 65).

22 Academic year structure:

(i) There are two teaching terms in each academic year: semester one (Michaelmas term) and semester two (Hilary term).

(ii) Students take 60 ECTS credits in each academic year, 30 for each subject when two subjects are studied, and 60 in the one subject studied in the Senior Sophister year in pattern B and C.

(iii) Students must have a balanced ECTS credit load across the two semesters, i.e. 30 credits in each semester, with 15 credits in each subject in each semester in academic years where two subjects are studied.

(iv) 5 credit modules are taught and assessed within one semester, whilst 10 credit modules may be taught and assessed either within one semester or across two semesters. 20 credit modules may be taught or assessed over one or both semesters.

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23 Assessment:

(i) The pass mark is 40 per cent in all components, modules and in the overall subject result.

(ii) The deadline for the submission of all required assessments, to the relevant subject department, is the end of the assessment week in the semester in which the module is being assessed.

(iii ) Details of any non-formal written examinations, e.g. event based assessment and mid- semester tests, where required, may be obtained from the relevant department.

24 Progression: See GENERAL REGULATIONS AND INFORMATION (College Calendar, Undergraduate Studies, General Regulations and Information.see from page 40 'Academic progess: Bachelor programmes)' .

25 Repetition of year: Junior Freshman students who fail the year in 2018-19 and are required to repeat the year will be required to change course to the new Joint Honors Arts course. Further details are available from the TSM Course Office.

26 The two-subject moderatorship court of examiners will meet to approve end of year results and progression as follows:

(i) Annual court: following the assessment week in semester two, a separate court is held for each standing;

(ii) Reassessment court: following the reassessment week, one combined court is held for all standings;

(iii) Results for individual students for the assessment and reassessment sessions are published on the portal at my.tcd.ie. Prizes awarded by the two-subject moderatorship court of examiners’ meeting are published on the two-subject moderatorship website, www.tcd.ie/tsm , and by the Academic Registry.

27 Calculation of degree award: The calculation of the degree award is based on the requirements for each two -subject moderatorship pattern:

(i) Pattern A:

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

(a) To be eligible for a moderatorship award candidates must achieve an overall pass in the Senior Sophister year;

(b) The marks awarded in the two subjects in the Senior Sophister year contribute with equal weighting to the overall degree mark.

(ii) Pattern B:

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

(a) To be eligible for a moderatorship award candidates must achieve an overall pass in the Junior Sophister year and an overall pass in the Senior Sophister year;

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

(iii) Pattern C:

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

(a) To be eligible for a moderatorship award candidates must achieve an overall pass in the one subject studied in both the Junior and Senior Sophister years;

(b) The marks awarded in both the Junior and Senior Sophister years contribute with equal weighting to the overall degree mark.

28 Ordinary B.A.: The following students are eligible for the award of a level 7 ordinary B.A.:

(i) Junior Sophister students who successfully complete and pass the Junior Sophister year. Students may request this prior to the publication of their Junior Sophister results, pending eligibility, or may apply post-publication to the TSM Course Office.

(ii) Senior Sophister students who attempt and fail the Senior Sophister year, who are ineligible to repeat the year (having exhausted the number of attempts permitted during the course of their studies) or who opt not to repeat the year.

29 ERASMUS/study abroad exchange results: Results for two-subject moderatorship students who have participated on a half-year or full year ERASMUS /study a broad exchange are considered at the following two-subject moderatorship court of examiner’s meetings:

(i) Results for two-subject moderatorship students who participated in a semester one-only exchange are considered at the annual court, following semester two .

(ii) Results for two-subject moderatorship students who participated in a semester two - only or a full year exchange are considered at the reassessment court.

Further details on the processing of the two-subject moderatorship ERASMUS/study a broad exchanges are available in §12 and from the TSM Course Office.

Gold medals and prizes

30 In the Senior Sophister year, at the moderatorship examination, gold medals are awarded by the Board to candidates of the first class who have shown exceptional merit. For details on the criteria for the award of gold medals see category 3 (pattern A) or category 5 (pattern B and C) in the Academic Registry guidelines available at: https://www.tcd.ie/academicregistry/exams. See GENERAL REGULATIONS AND INFORMATION (College Calendar, Undergraduate Studies, General Regulations and Information).

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Information on the main Assessment sessions is available at the TSM Assessment Sessions and Reassessment Session webpage.


TSM Subject Regulations

Each TSM subject has its own regulations governing issues which include assessment requirements, attendance and course pre-requisites. All subjects should have a course handbook showing these regulations which may be available in the departmental office or online. Students should also check their subject notice-boards and email regularly for further information from their departments. Please select the web link to your relevant TSM Subject Departments for further information.

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How are TSM Results processed?

Each student’s module results are compiled for each of their TSM subjects at the departmental level. Following the end of year Assessment Session (Semester 2) and Reassessment Session, the TSM Course Office combines all TSM student module and subject results and calculates the overall Course result and decision. The TSM Course result and progression decision for all TSM students are put before the relevant TSM Court of Examiners' meeting for approval. Each TSM Subject/Department is represented and the meetings are chaired by the TSM Course Director. Following these meetings, the overall Course result and progression decision for each student for that assessment session are published on the portal my.tcd.ie. (The TSM Course Office does not give out results by email or phone).

Any Queries?

If you have any queries please contact the TSM Course Office on tsmadmin@tcd.ie / ayeates@tcd.ie or call into the TSM Course Office, Room 3135, Arts Building.

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Last updated 1 February 2019 by Two Subject Moderatorship (Email).