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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
Trinity College Dublin
TR031 Mathematics 531 531
TR060 Biological and Biomedical Sciences 543 543
TR009 Music Education 420 # 420
TR095 Mental Health Nursing 408 408
TR033 Computer Science 509 509
TR062 Geography and Geoscience 473 473
TR015 Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology 589 589
TU Dublin
TU991 Applied Social Studies in Social Care 325 325
TU858 Computer Science (International) 377 377
TU923 Marketing Management 276 228
TU755 Science (General Entry) 361 361
TU712 Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering 180 180
TU908 Management 253 262
TU720 Automotive Management and Technology 232 232
TU673 Business Management 300 300
TU875 Pharmaceutical Healthcare 400 400
TU965 International Business and Languages 346 356
TU780 Advertising and Marketing Communications 179 179
TU813 Automation Engineering 218 218
TU993 Early Childhood Care and Education 270 270
TU601 Electronic Engineering 232 232
TU860 Computing (Information Technology) 260 260
TU925 Retail and Services Management 301 301
TU757 Computing (Information Technology) 225 225
TU714 Electronics and Communications Engineering 264 264
TU831 Architectural Technology 410 410
TU910 Accounting and Finance 444 444
TU722 Process Instrumentation and Automation Learn and Work 292 # 292
TU675 Marketing 301 301
TU877 Physics Technology 308 308
TU967 Languages and International Tourism 308 308
TU782 Digital Marketing 179 179
TU995 Early Childhood Education 367 367
TU603 Mechanical Engineering 197 197
TU862 Computing with Data Analytics 226 226
TU936 Sports Science and Health 391 410
TU759 Information Technology Management 211 211
TU716 Networking Technology 241 241
TU833 Construction Management 367 367
TU912 Business Analytics 330 330
TU732 Timber Product Technology 198 253
TU701 Automation Engineering 260 260
TU879 Physics with Medical Physics and Bioengineering 351 351
TU972 Creative and Cultural Industries 281 281
TU791 Applied Social Studies in Social Care 320 320
TU718 Mechanical Engineering 198 198
TU997 Applied Social Care 283 310
TU642 Culinary Arts 153 153
TU864 DNA and Forensic Analysis 390 400
TU942 Culinary Arts 212 212

* 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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