Wednesday 23 March 2011
Vol cxli No 23
Regulation 12 regarding the public notice of books and subjects has been amended by varying the latest dates for this notice for Parts Ia and Ib and Part II. The regulation has been amended so as to read:
12. Public notice of books or subjects prescribed under the following regulations or under any supplementary regulations shall be given by the Faculty Board
(a) for Part Ia and Part Ib of the Tripos, not later than the Easter Term preceding the examination to which they apply,
(b)for Part II of the Tripos, not later than the Easter Term next but one preceding the examination to which they apply,
provided that the Board shall have the power of subsequently issuing amendments if they have due reason for doing so and if they are satisfied that no student’s preparation for the examination is adversely affected. The Board shall also have the power when they first give notice of the books or subjects prescribed for a particular examination to announce any consequential restriction on the combination of papers that a candidate may choose to offer.
The language papers in Part II of the Tripos have been restructured. Paper C1 (Translation from and into the foreign language) will be modified from three to two hours’ duration. Paper C2 (Essay in the foreign language) (currently of three hours’ duration) will be abolished, and a new Paper C2 (Foreign language: text and culture) (also of two hours’ duration) will be introduced.
Oral examination C will be modified so as to obviate the need for the Faculty Board to announce topics in advance, and to replace a twenty-minute conversation with a five-minute presentation and ten-minute conversation on the Year Abroad Project. The date by which the Year Abroad Project is to be submitted is to be brought forward by one week.
By amending the regulation so as to delete sub-section (c), which provides for the announcement of variable topics for oral examination C by the Faculty Board.
By amending the Schedule so as to list both Papers C1 and C2 as being of two hours’ duration, and so as to modify the title of Paper C2, from Essay in the foreign language to Foreign language: text and culture.
By amending the Schedule so that the date by which the Year Abroad Project is to be submitted will be the first (not second) Friday of Full Michaelmas Term.
By introducing the following supplementary regulations for Papers C1 and C2:
This paper (two hours) will consist of two exercises: (a) will consist of one passage of English prose, amounting to 250 words in total, for translation into the foreign language; (b) will consist of one passage in the foreign language, amounting to not more than 250 words in total, for translation into English. Both exercises must be attempted.
The maximum mark allocated to this paper will be 70% of the maximum mark allocated to a three-hour written paper.
This paper (two hours) will consist of two passages in the foreign language. Candidates will be required to answer on one passage. Answers must be in the foreign language, showing knowledge of wider contexts as well as responding to the specific text. Passages will relate to a prescribed topic as specified by the Faculty Board from time to time.
By replacing the supplementary regulation for oral examination C so as to read:
The examination will consist of a five-minute presentation and ten-minute conversation between the candidate and the Examiners: the subject of discussion shall be the candidate’s Year Abroad Project. The maximum mark allocated to the oral examination will be 60% of the maximum mark allocated to a three-hour written paper.
The Faculty Board have confirmed that no candidate’s preparation for the examination will be affected by these changes.
The Notice by the Faculty Board of Biology announcing the Major and Minor Subjects available will also announce the examination requirements for these subjects.
The first sentence of the second paragraph has been amended so as to read:
The Major and Minor Subjects and their examination requirements shall be announced by the Faculty Board of Biology not later than the division of the Lent Term in the year next preceding the examination.
The first four lines, giving details of the examination requirements, have been removed.
Regulations 7, 8, 11, and 20.
Regulation 7 has been amended to change the name of the Second Vet.M.B. subject Farm Animal Husbandry (FAH) to Principles of Animal Management (PAM). All subsequent references to the subject FAH within the regulations for the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine have also been changed to PAM.
The supplementary regulations for Farm Animal Husbandry have been replaced by the following:
The written examination will require knowledge of agriculture, animal husbandry, and farm health and safety issues.
The supplementary regulation for this subject has been amended to read:
The examination will test knowledge of the material presented in the PFVP course.