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# cao-points - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Leaving Cert student: Is the 2021 CAO fiasco proof that the 'points race' has been run?
# Broken System
# Broken System

Leaving Cert student: Is the 2021 CAO fiasco proof that the 'points race' has been run?

Updated Sep 9th 2021, 2:04 PM 46,402 Views 46 Comments

Luke Heffernan missed out on his dream course this year – he feels the ‘points race’ is redundant.

# cao-points - Monday 20 August, 2018

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

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

Aug 20th 2018, 6:15 AM 14,361 Views 14 Comments

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
# CAO 2018
# CAO 2018

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

Aug 19th 2018, 7:15 PM 38,934 Views 3 Comments

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
# Results
# Results

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

Aug 17th 2018, 6:00 AM 25,706 Views 53 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Feb 20th 2018, 8:36 AM 32,442 Views 86 Comments

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

Aug 17th 2017, 2:41 PM 34,404 Views 0 Comments

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.
# CONFIRMED
# CONFIRMED

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

Sep 3rd 2015, 1:04 PM 35,813 Views 46 Comments

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
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

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

Aug 16th 2015, 6:30 PM 45,759 Views 8 Comments

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

# cao-points - Thursday 14 August, 2014

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

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

Aug 14th 2014, 9:05 AM 13,321 Views 69 Comments

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
# Points Race
# Points Race

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

Aug 18th 2013, 8:30 PM 57,285 Views 45 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Sep 5th 2012, 7:00 AM 1,363 Views 69 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Aug 24th 2012, 7:00 AM 429 Views 44 Comments

‘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
# Points Race
# Points Race

Universities propose radical overhaul of Leaving Cert points system

Aug 21st 2012, 3:11 PM 5,901 Views 19 Comments

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
# Points Race
# Points Race

Trinity scheme to offer college places to students below CAO minimum

Aug 21st 2012, 11:24 AM 8,450 Views 21 Comments

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
# Points Race
# Points Race

Maths and IT courses see biggest surge in CAO points race

Aug 20th 2012, 12:02 PM 7,624 Views 15 Comments

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
# CAO

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

Aug 20th 2012, 8:10 AM 9,884 Views 20 Comments

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
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

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

Aug 18th 2012, 7:30 PM 6,004 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Results Day
# Results Day

2012 Leaving Cert results 'broadly similar to previous years'

Aug 15th 2012, 6:01 AM 13,652 Views 11 Comments

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
# Points Race
# Points Race

Report expected to make the case for capping places in college

Nov 8th 2011, 10:06 AM 841 Views 21 Comments

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
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

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

Aug 17th 2011, 3:59 PM 12,376 Views 13 Comments

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
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Nearly 58,000 students discover their Leaving Certificate results

Aug 17th 2011, 6:01 AM 907 Views 5 Comments

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

In Numbers: The points race
# Points Race
# Points Race

In Numbers: The points race

Aug 23rd 2010, 8:48 AM 276 Views 0 Comments

Wondering how many students got 500 points, and how many will be disappointed today? We crunch the numbers.