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# CAO Points

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Leaving Cert student: Is the 2021 CAO fiasco proof that the 'points race' has been run?
Luke Heffernan missed out on his dream course this year – he feels the ‘points race’ is redundant.
The 25 bonus CAO points for Higher Maths has more than doubled participation
The bonus was introduced in 2012.
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.
Leaving Cert results: Girls continue to outperform boys in getting top marks
A gender breakdown of Wednesday’s results has been released.
Poll: Should the Leaving Cert 'points race' be abolished?
A new review of the Leaving Cert is now underway from policymakers.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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…
In Numbers: The points race
Wondering how many students got 500 points, and how many will be disappointed today? We crunch the numbers.