Tuesday September 22, 2020

Inflated grades send school leavers on CAO rollercoaster

Entry to Ireland’s seven largest universities rose by an average 18 points from last year, pushed up by unprecedented exam scores

13th September, 2020
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The three Dublin-based universities TCD, UCD and DCU had the highest average points rise of 6 per cent, with course minimum entry points rising by an average of 26, 24 and 25 points respectively

Points in Ireland’s seven largest universities increased by an average of 5 per cent, after changes to the Leaving Certificate grading system resulted in significant grade inflation compared with previous years.

An analysis by the Business Post found that the minimum number of points needed to enter a university course rose by an average of 18 points in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin City University (DCU), University College Cork (UCC),...

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