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CAO Points Guide 2020

Welcome to the Independent.ie CAO points guide, which enables you to search for the first and second round points on all the courses available through the CAO.

Education 2020

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Code Course
2020 Round 2 2020 Round 1
IT Carlow
CW018 Business (options) 248 298
CW077 Tourism and Event Management 217 217
CW938 Business with Law 283 283
CW547 TV and Media Production 301 301
CW438 Construction (options) 272 272
CW038 Art (portfolio) 700 # 700
CW107 Analytical Science 277 277
CW707 Industrial Design 207 207
CW478 Civil Engineering 433 433
CW068 Applied Social Studies in Professional Social Care 245 245
CW117 Biosciences 205 205
CW807 Sport Coaching and Business Management - GAA (portfolio) 700 # 700
CW558 Electronic Systems 280 280
CW088 Visual Communications and Design 274 274
CW206 Computing - Applications or Programming 235 235
CW827 Sport Coaching and Business Management - Soccer (portfolio) 700 # 700
CW578 TV and Media Production 325 325
CW128 Brewing and Distilling 263 263
CW217 Information Technology Management 234 234
CW906 Business 177 177
CW728 Product Design Innovation 252 252
CW148 Strength and Conditioning 379 379
CW237 Computing in Interactive Digital Art and Design 212 212
CW926 Business with Law 210 210
CW006 Business 109 145
CW758 Professional Social Care Practice 336 336
CW208 Computer Games Development 279 279
CW417 Construction Management with Building Services 220 220
CW037 Business (options) 195 195
CW848 Digital Marketing with Analytics 254 254
CW248 Information Technology Management 285 285
CW507 Aircraft Systems 293 293
CW057 Art (portfolio) 700 # 700
CW908 Business (options) 280 280
CW268 Computing in Interactive Digital Art and Design 287 287
CW527 Electronic Engineering 227 227
CW028 Early Childhood Education and Care 252 252
CW106 Physiology and Health Science 451 451
CW948 Accounting 300 300
CW706 Legal Studies 163 163
CW468 Architectural Technology 262 262
CW058 Tourism and Event Management 298 298
CW116 Pharmacy Technician Studies 250 250
IT Sligo
SG331 Interior Architecture and Design 236 236
SG249 Writing and Literature 297 297
SG530 Health and Medical Information Science (Online) 285 285
SG449 Medical Biotechnology 341 341
SG333 Mechanical Engineering 216 216
SG251 Computing (Smart Technologies) 327 327
SG536 Business 223 223

* Not all on this score were offered a place;
# Test/interview/portfolio/audition;

Understanding the symbols

  • The first column gives the Round 1 cut-off points in 2020.
  • The second column gives the Round 2 cut-off points in 2020.
  • The symbol * after a cut-off point means that not all applicants on this point were offered a place. Random selection was used for those tying on cut-off points.
  • The symbol v after a cut-off point means: New competition for available places
  • Medicine, where entry is based on a HPAT score combined with Leaving Certificate scores (adjusted above 550 points) is an exception. Applicants with the same combined score are ranked in order of their Leaving Certificate pre-adjusted points and random selection employed where applicants are tied on both combined score and pre-adjusted points.
  • The symbol # - with a cut-off point - means that an additional selection mechanism such as a test/interview/portfolio/audition was used. Applicants who are successful in their tests are then ranked in order of their Leaving Cert points or a combination of points and test score.
  • The symbol # - without any points - means that places were offered on the basis of performance in the test or portfolio, usually provided that the applicant met at least the minimum standard necessary in the Leaving Cert.
  • #+matric is used for NCAD portfolio-type courses.
  • Where AQA appears instead of points, it means that all qualified applicants to a course were offered a place.
  • Candidates may count their LCVP Links Modules score as one of their best six subjects.
  • Some colleges award points for foundation-level maths.
  • Points are calculated by adding the scores of a candidate’s best six subjects together.
  • All colleges award 25 bonus points for a minimum H6 in higher-level maths.

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