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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
NUI Galway
GY134 Geography and Geosystems 410 410
GY406 Electronic and Computer Engineering 510 510
GY303 Biomedical Science 556 556
GY119 Arts (Journalism) 400 400
GY202 Commerce (International) with French 484 484
GY410 Project and Construction Management 403 403
GY308 Environmental Science 408 408
GY121 Arts (Children's Studies) 356 356
GY204 Commerce (International) with Spanish 495 495
GY414 Electrical and Electronic Engineering 405 405
GY310 Marine Science 419 419
GY123 Applied Social Sciences 358 358
GY207 Commerce (Accounting) including optional Global Experience year 509 509
GY101 Arts (Joint-Honours) 300 300
GY502 Occupational Therapy 555 555
GY314 Earth and Ocean Sciences 403 403
GY125 Arts (Digital Arts and Technology) 328 328
GY209 Commerce (Global Experience) 530 530
GY105 Arts (History) 301 301
GY504 Podiatric Medicine 443 443
GY319 Mathematical Science 476 476
GY127 Arts (Film and Digital Media) 401 401
GY516 Mental Health Nursing 440 440
GY251 Law (BCL) 499 499
GY109 Arts (Mathematics and Education) 403 403
GY321 Genetics and Genomics 508 508
GY129 Arts (International) 420 420
GY253 Law and Taxation 509 509
GY111 Arts with Creative Writing 330 330
GY131 Arts (History and Globalisation Studies) 360 360
GY401 Engineering (Undenominated) 465 465
GY261 Business Studies (International Hotel Management interview) 497 # 497
GY113 Arts with Human Rights 368 368
Royal College of Surgeons
RC004 Physiotherapy 566 566
RC001 Medicine - Undergraduate Entry (HPAT required) 733 # 733
RC005 Pharmacy 579 579
St. Angela's Sligo
AS130 Intellectual Disability Nursing 328 336
AS002 Education, Home Economics and Religious Ed - with concurrent Teacher Ed 434 * 441
AS051 Nutrition, Food and Business Management 317 328
AS110 General Nursing 419 * 419
AS001 Education, Home Economics and Biology - with concurrent Teacher Ed 510 510
AS003 Education, Home Economics and Irish - with concurrent Teacher Ed 440 440
AS054 Home Economics 398 408
St. Patrick's (Pontifical) Maynooth
MU001 Theology and Arts 290 290
MU002 Theology 440 440
Trinity College Dublin
TR024 European Studies 542 544
TR086 Business Studies and German 499 * 509
TR053 Physiotherapy 566 * 566
TR004 Law 565 * 566
TR028 Ancient and Medieval History and Culture 342 342

* 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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