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TSM Assessment and Progression Information and 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. Summary details of the regulations are included here for your information. If you have any queries please contact the TSM Course Office at tsmadmin@tcd.ie.

Please see also the statement by the Senior Lecturer on 06/04/2021 here.

General Progression Regulations and Information

Passing the year


Students may Pass the year outright if they achieve ALL of the following:
1. An overall credit-weighted average Pass mark for the year of 40% of higher, based on the full 60 credits (all modules combined); and
2. A Pass mark in all modules (minimum 40% in all modules),
OR
Students may Pass the year By Compensation if they achieve ALL of the following (All modules are compensatable):
1. An overall credit-weighted average Pass mark for the year of 40% of higher, based on the full 60 credits (all modules combined);
2. Pass a minimum of 50 credits (minimum 40% in each module); AND
3. Have fail marks between 35% and 39% in modules not exceeding 10 credits in total (i.e. one or two 5 ects modules or one 10 ects module).

Failing and Reassessment

Students who have an overall Fail result following the Semester 2 / Annual End of Year session will be reassessed in all failed modules at the Reassessment session. Details of what components/modules you need to be reassessed in will be on the portal with your results. If you have any queries on your requirements please contact your Department(s) in the first instance.

Absence from an assessment without permission

If a student is absent from an examination/assessment without permission, from either the Senior Lecturer (Student Cases)/ TSM Course Office, in 2020/21, you will be permitted to be reassessed or repeat the year depending on your status. The repeat assessment will be considered a second attempt. If you have a reason for your absence you may be able to apply for permission to be deferred and take the assessment as a first attempt. Please contact your Tutor, or the Senior Tutor if he/she is not available, to dicsuss any absence as a matter of urgency and ideally within three days of the missed assessment.

Deferred Assessments

Students with permission to defer to the Reassessment Session will take that assessment as a first attempt.

Reviewing Scripts and Results post-Publication

All students are entitled to review their scripts or discuss their performance etc. with their relevant departments. Please contact your Department following publication for details on how to do this.

Publication of Results and Prizes

Please check the dates for your standing and Assessment Session and for the Reassessment Session.

TSM Prizes awarded by the two-subject moderatorship court of examiners’ meeting will be published on this site and by Academic Registry.

Repeating the Year

Students who have an overall Fail result following the Reassessment Session may be permitted to repeat the year in full depending on their status. Students are not permitted to repeat any year of the Course more than once and not repeat more that two academic years within the Course.

TSM Degree Weightings

The method of calculation is dependent on the student's TSM 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.

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. Please contact tsmadmin@tcd.ie for further information.

(ii) Senior Sophister students who attempt and fail the Senior Sophister year and who opt not to repeat the year.

TSM Gold Medals and Prizes

Gold Medals:

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/assets/local/gold-medal-criteria.pdf .

See GENERAL REGULATIONS AND INFORMATION (College Calendar, Undergraduate Studies, General Regulations and Information).

Prizes:

TSM students may be eligible for prizes on the basis of their overall end of year results at TSM Subject or Course level. In 2020/21, these prizes are approved by the TSM Course of Examiners meeting at the Reassessment session for all students, including those who completed their assessments in the Annual session.. Details of Prizes are available in the College Calendar here https://www.tcd.ie/calendar/undergraduate-studies/prizes-and-other-awards.pdf. Further information is available TSM Prizes here.

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 TSM students who participated in a half year exchange in Semester 1 / Michaelmas term are considered in full at the Annual Court, following semester two.

(ii) Results for TSM students who participated in a half year exchange in Semester 2 / Hilary term, their Trinity modules are considered at the Annual Court, and their result in full including their exchange results, are considered at the Reassessment Court.

(iii) Results for TSM students who participated in 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 from the TSM Course Office.

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).

Further Information

College General Regulations and Information:

For 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:

The official TSM Regulations on examinations and progression are available in the College Calendar Undergraduate Studies, Two-Subject Moderatorship Courses.

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.

Any Queries?

If you have any queries please contact the TSM Course Office on tsmadmin@tcd.ie..

If you have any queries about your modules results please contact your Department(s) and Tutor.