Points System

 

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Irish Leaving Certificate Examination Points Calculation Grid

Leaving Cert Grade 

Higher Paper 

Lower Paper 

Bonus * 

Maths
Foundation #
 

A1

100

60

40

20

A2

90

50

35

15

B1

85

45

30

10

B2

80

40

25

5

B3

75

35

20

 
C1

70

30

15

 
C2

65

25

10

 
C3

60

20

5

 
D1

55

15

   
D2

50

10

   
D3

45

5

   

* Bonus points for Leaving Certificate Higher Level Mathematics will be awarded in 2008 by University of Limerick and for Liberal Arts (MI004) and Early Childhood Care and Education (MI007) at Mary Immaculate College. The Dublin Institute of Technology also awards bonus points for Mathematics and a number of science subjects in the case of the Level 8 course DT021. Applicants should refer to DIT literature for full details.

# Points for Foundation Level Mathematics will be awarded by certain institutions. Applicants should refer to the HEI literature for full details.

NCAD does not award points for Leaving Certificate or other examinations. Consult NCAD literature for details.

Accompanying conditions:

  1. The six best results, in recognised subjects, in one Leaving Certificate Examination will be counted for points computation.
  2. One sitting only of the Leaving Certificate Examination will be counted for points purposes.
  3. In the case of certain subjects, e.g. Home Economics (General), Foundation Level Mathematics or Foundation Level Irish, some HEIs may not award the points shown above. If in any doubt, check with the Admissions Office of the appropriate HEIs.
  • LCVP points awarded: Distinction – 70, Merit – 50, Pass – 30

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    The National Framework Qualification:

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