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#CAO Points

# cao-points - Monday 20 August, 2018

The 25 bonus CAO points for Higher Maths has more than doubled participation

The bonus was introduced in 2012.

# cao-points - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Want to check the CAO points? We'll have them right here for you from 6am

Every college, every course. Get all the details first thing tomorrow.

# cao-points - Friday 17 August, 2018

Leaving Cert results: Girls continue to outperform boys in getting top marks

A gender breakdown of Wednesday’s results has been released.

# cao-points - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Poll: Should the Leaving Cert 'points race' be abolished? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Leaving Cert 'points race' be abolished?

A new review of the Leaving Cert is now underway from policymakers.

# cao-points - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Looking for the Round One CAO Points? Find them all right here

Looking for the Round One CAO Points? Find them all right here

Ready to find out what you’ve been offered? We’ve got you covered.

# cao-points - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Explainer: The Leaving Cert's getting a massive overhaul. Here's how it'll work.

New reforms launched today are aimed at reducing the pressure faced by students at exam time.

# cao-points - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Want to check the CAO points? We’ll have them right here from 6am

We’ll have all the points from every third-level institution, plus all the information you need to know.

# cao-points - Sunday 17 August, 2014

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# cao-points - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Poll: Should bonus points be awarded for Leaving Cert science subjects? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should bonus points be awarded for Leaving Cert science subjects?

And would it help stem the skills shortages in the tech and sciences industry?

# cao-points - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Explainer: A beginner’s guide to the CAO Points system

Some of your loved ones might be awaiting a college offer – through a system that mightn’t make sense to many. Here’s our crash course.

# cao-points - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Column: Why the Leaving Cert as we know it is redundant, by a headmaster

There are better assessment systems out there internationally, writes headmaster Arthur Godsil. So why aren’t we using them?

# cao-points - Friday 24 August, 2012

Column: The Leaving Cert ‘points race’ is bad – but it’s better than alternatives

‘Radical’ new proposals for interviews are really a return to the past, writes Joanna Tuffy TD. Instead, we need a much wider debate on third level education.

# cao-points - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Universities propose radical overhaul of Leaving Cert points system

A submission to Ruairí Quinn sees Ireland’s seven universities outline issues with the Leaving Cert – and how to change it.

Trinity scheme to offer college places to students below CAO minimum

A pilot programme – intended to begin with Law in 2014 – will see some places reserved for students measured on alternative grounds.

# cao-points - Monday 20 August, 2012

Maths and IT courses see biggest surge in CAO points race

Mathematics and Physics at the University of Limerick saw the highest points surge – up by a whopping 145 points.

Pics: Frustrated students take to Twitter as problems hit CAO website CAO This post contains images

Pics: Frustrated students take to Twitter as problems hit CAO website

One user wrote: “I’ve just had my parents in sitting on my bed as I was rejected by a website. CAO, you’re destroying my family.” Users are being urged to refresh the site if encountering problems.

# cao-points - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Points, petrol and Roses of Tralee: The week in numbers

Just how expensive was Robin van Persie? And how badly are you penalised if you breach trade sanctions?

# cao-points - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

2012 Leaving Cert results 'broadly similar to previous years'

More students took higher level Maths this year, looking to nab some bonus points which will drive up college requirements.

# cao-points - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Report expected to make the case for capping places in college

Ruairí Quinn is set to receive a report outlining the need for student numbers to be capped in order to avoid the return of fees.

# cao-points - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

In numbers: how Ireland's students fared in Leaving Cert 2011

Which subjects had the best pass rates? Which had the fewest taking higher level? We’ve crunched the numbers to find out.

Nearly 58,000 students discover their Leaving Certificate results

Anxious moments for students across the country as they find out if they’ve got the points they need…

# cao-points - Monday 23 August, 2010

48,448: the number of students who will be made an offer today.

21,322 : the number who will be left disappointed.

77,628: the total who made a CAO application this year.

250: the number of courses which have risen by 15 points or more.

50: the increase in points for science at UCD, bringing it up to 435.

305: the number of points which would have got you into the same course three years ago.

30: the drop in points for project and construction management at NUI Galway.

16,700: the number of students who got at least 400 points in this year’s exam, representing….

30.6 per cent of the total number who sat the exams.

1 in 4: the proportion of students scoring less than 200 points.

9,941: the number who got 450 points or more.

4,699: the number of students who got over 500 points.

1,200: the number of students who will get a place in Arts at UCD, which has gone up five points to 365.