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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 Sligo
SG134 Applied Sport with Business 215 215
SG536 Business 223 223
SG442 Occupational Safety and Health 290 290
SG336 Precision Engineering and Design 309 309
SG245 Creative Design 282 282
SG136 Computing - Software Development 272 272
SG444 Science Undenominated 338 338
SG339 Quantity Surveying 195 195
SG247 English and Psychology 309 309
SG138 Computing (Level 7 - General Entry) 260 260
SG447 Health Science and Physical Activity 328 328
SG404 Environmental Science with Ecology (Level 6) 264 264
SG249 Writing and Literature 297 297
SG232 Creative Design 273 273
SG449 Medical Biotechnology 341 341
SG431 Pharmaceutical Science with Drug Development 269 269
SG251 Computing (Smart Technologies) 327 327
SG142 Business in International Marketing and Languages (French) 279 279
SG236 Performing Arts (Acting) 235 235
SG434 Human Nutrition 280 280
SG253 Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure 324 324
SG302 Construction Economics 184 184
SG146 Accounting 309 309
SG436 Biomedical Science 262 262
SG342 Civil Engineering 415 415
SG330 Engineering (General Entry) 243 243
SG148 Tourism with Event Management 269 269
SG101 Business 160 160
SG439 Environmental Science with Ecology (Level 7) 254 254
SG346 Construction Project Management and Applied Technology 291 291
SG332 Advanced Wood and Sustainable Building Technology 208 208
SG242 Early Childhood Care and Education 279 279
SG131 Computing - Games Development 280 280
SG535 Business Administration 228 228
SG348 Interior Architecture and Design 316 316
SG334 Mechatronic Engineering 290 290
SG244 Fine Art 505 # 505
SG135 Business in Tourism with Event Management 187 187
SG537 Marketing and Sales 234 234
SG443 Human Nutrition 356 356
SG338 Civil Engineering 245 245
SG246 Computing 290 290
SG137 Computing (Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure) 324 324
SG445 Pharmaceutical Science with Drug Development 311 311
SG401 Science 209 209
SG248 Sociology and Politics 281 281
SG231 Fine Art 449 # 449
SG448 Forensic Investigation and Analysis 306 306
SG406 Health and Exercise Science 367 367
SG250 Application Design and User Experience 412 412

* 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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