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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
Dundalk IT
DK731 Architectural Technology 332 332
DK882 Agriculture (Award options) 310 310
DK845 Electrical & Electronic Engineering 304 304
DK740 Engineering - Electrical and Electronic Systems 179 179
DK886 Biopharmaceutical Science 301 301
DK850 International Tourism Management 317 317
Galway-Mayo IT
GA786 Forensic Science and Analysis 317 317
GA181 Accounting 309 309
GA472 Architectural Technology 226 226
GA862 History & Geography 178 178
GA175 Finance 278 278
GA483 Architectural Technology 265 265
GA570 Software and Electronic Engineering 224 224
GA788 Computing and Digital Media 274 274
GA183 Business Information Systems 296 296
GA870 Outdoor Education and Leisure 171 182
GA272 Heritage Studies 188 188
GA580 Software and Electronic Engineering 300 300
GA673 Energy Engineering 260 260
GA790 Sport and Exercise Science 356 356
GA185 Finance and Economics 293 293
GA872 Culture and Environment 196 196
GA274 Design 251 251
GA681 Energy Engineering 293 293
GA675 Agricultural Engineering 298 298
GA880 General Nursing 422 * 429
GA187 Rural Enterprise and Agri-Business 281 281
GA974 Furniture Design, Making and Technology - Common Entry 214 214
GA361 Culinary Arts 193 193
GA683 Agricultural Engineering 309 309
GA677 Manufacturing Engineering Design 235 235
GA885 Outdoor Education 252 252
GA282 Heritage Studies 220 220
GA685 Manufacturing Engineering Design 309 309
GA364 Heritage Studies 252 252
GA771 Applied Biology and Biopharmaceutical Science 280 280
GA889 Applied Social Care 266 266
GA284 Design 303 303
GA781 Applied Biology and Biopharmaceutical Science 337 337
GA376 Event Management with Public Relations 187 206
GA773 Physics and Instrumentation 299 299
GA891 Geography and Outdoor Education 244 244
GA160 Business 163 163
GA381 International Tourism Management 278 278
GA783 Physics and Instrumentation 363 363
GA378 Culinary and Gastronomic Science 219 219
GA775 Computing in Software Development 260 260
GA984 Furniture Design, Making and Technology - Common Entry 284 284
GA171 Business Information Systems 250 250
GA384 Event Management with Public Relations 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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