Archive for CAO

Dramatic increase in demand for college places

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 10 January 2011 by Steve

“Demand for college places this year has increased dramatically, raising the prospect of increased college admission points for students this year…” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 10 January]

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CAO choices

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 6 January 2011 by Steve

“Decision time! Listen to DCU President Prof. Brian MacCraith speak on The Tubridy Show about making your CAO choice. http://bit.ly/hbUjm7” (podcast)

[DCU Dublin City Uni, Twitter, 5 January]

A sharp points hike as students return to land

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 7 December 2010 by Steve

“CAO points requirements for almost all agricultural courses rose significantly this year as the level of demand from students ratcheted up …” (more)

[Independent, 7 December]

Missing the point(s)

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 4 December 2010 by Steve

“On October 21 the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament) Joint Committee on Education and Skills had a discussion on ‘Second Level Curriculum Reform’ …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 4 December]

Pilot bonus-points scheme for higher level maths

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 24 November 2010 by Steve

“The Council of Irish Universities Association announced last month that they will operate a pilot bonus-points scheme for higher level maths in the Leaving Certificate for a four-year trial period from 2012 …” (more)

[Independent, 24 November]

Two Mayo schools send all their students on to third level

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 23 November 2010 by Steve

“Two Mayo Gaeltacht schools have a 100 per cent record when it comes to sending their pupils to college while 97 per cent of St Gerald’s College’s 103 Leaving Cert pupils went onto third level education …” (more)

[Anton McNulty, Mayo News, 23 November]

Points required for medicine to climb even further

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 9 November 2010 by Steve

“What chance do you have of securing a place in one of the five medical undergraduate programmes in 2011? Recent data compiled by UCD gives some indication of the real picture with regard to undergraduate medical entry in Ireland …” (more)

[Brian Mooney, Irish Times, 9 November]