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Leaving Cert points 'climb higher'

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 19/08/2013. Leaving Cert points 'climb higher'Tags: Secondary School News

The Leaving Certificate points required to get into higher education in Ireland has increased for many courses.

Almost 50,000 students have been offered a third-level place, with around 1,700 more individuals passing higher level maths this year compared to last.

However, the number of students with more than 500 points, before the addition of bonus points, was lower in 2013 than in 2012.

The most notable increases have been seen in the science, computing and engineering fields, while rises were witnessed for courses combining business and languages. 

Stephen O'Dea, admissions officer at National University of Ireland, Galway, was quoted by the Irish Examiner as saying: "CAO applicants have their eyes firmly on the jobs market, with marked increases in demand for commerce and science courses in particular."

A total of 49,837 students have been offered a place at college this year, with students being able to check online today (August 19th) whether or not they are one of them. 

Written by Donal WalshADNFCR-2163-ID-801626488-ADNFCR



(19-08-2013 10:53)

Remember, if your child didn't get the course/college they wanted there are options -


For details on what course points have gone up/down, see

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