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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

Search by Category, College or Code

Code Course
2020 Round 2 2020 Round 1
Athlone IT
AL861 Animation and Illustration (portfolio) 578 # 578
AL751 Digital Marketing 241 241
AL836 Nutrition and Health Science 334 334
AL864 Early Years Care and Education 307 307
AL701 Computer Engineering with Network Infrastructure 216 216
AL761 Hotel and Leisure Management 208 208
AL838 Biotechnology 307 307
AL703 Software Design with Virtual Reality and Gaming 216 216
AL764 Early Years Care and Education 260 260
AL840 Pharmaceutical Sciences 347 347
AL705 Software Design with Mobile Apps and Connected Devices 216 216
AL601 Computer Engineering 219 0
AL842 Bioveterinary Science 313 313
Carlow College
PC411 English and History (fulfils Teaching Council requirements) 209 255
PC402 Arts and Humanities 121 200
PC410 Arts and Humanities (fulfils Teaching Council requirements) 209 252
PC404 Applied Social Studies - Professional Social Care 197 217
PC405 Social, Political and Community Studies 216 253
Cork IT
CR051 Civil Engineering 248 248
CR430 Sport and Exercise Management 322 322
CR220 Fine Art at CIT Crawford College of Art and Design 671 # 671
CR805 Marine Electrotechnology at National Maritime College of Ireland 235 235
CR053 Interior Architecture 308 308
CR500 Engineering (Common Entry) 411 411
CR106 Software Development 411 411
CR305 Physical Sciences (Common Entry) 282 282
CR001 Applied Physics and Instrumentation 250 250
CR061 Electronic Engineering 260 260
CR520 Biomedical Engineering 444 444
CR109 Structural Engineering 394 394
CR320 Biomedical Science - Offered jointly by CIT and UCC 565 565
CR007 Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry 240 240
CR071 Mechanical Engineering 261 261
CR565 Interior Architecture 359 359
CR112 Creative Digital Media 361 361
CR016 Software Development 307 307
CR333 Nutrition and Health Science 402 402
CR121 Music at CIT Cork School of Music 666 # 868
CR090 Architectural Technology 266 266
CR572 Construction Management 269 269
CR022 Business Administration 190 190
CR340 Analytical Chemistry with Quality Assurance 251 251
CR126 Popular Music: Drums at CIT Cork School of Music 801 # 801
CR095 Marine Engineering at National Maritime College of Ireland 255 255
CR590 Electronic Engineering 303 303
CR032 Recreation and Leisure Management 298 298
CR365 Environmental Science and Sustainable Technology 253 253
CR128 Popular Music: Keyboards at CIT Cork School of Music 840 # 840
CR620 Early Childhood Education and Care 357 365
CR660 Tourism Management 252 252

* 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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