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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
Galway-Mayo IT
GA471 Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics 200 200
GA777 Agriculture and Environmental Management 281 281
GA174 Marketing and Sales 281 281
GA885 Outdoor Education 252 252
GA282 Heritage Studies 220 220
GA685 Manufacturing Engineering Design 309 309
GA473 Civil Engineering 241 241
GA864 Early Childhood Education and Care 204 214
GA176 Business with Entrepreneurship 278 278
GA889 Applied Social Care 266 266
GA284 Design 303 303
GA781 Applied Biology and Biopharmaceutical Science 337 337
GA670 Mechanical Engineering 265 265
GA871 Early Childhood Education and Care 190 190
GA273 Contemporary Art 702 # 702
GA891 Geography and Outdoor Education 244 244
GA381 International Tourism Management 278 278
GA674 Biomedical Engineering 298 298
GA783 Physics and Instrumentation 363 363
GA384 Event Management with Public Relations 212 212
GA879 Applied Social Care 244 244
GA360 Business in Tourism 172 172
GA984 Furniture Design, Making and Technology - Common Entry 284 284
GA676 Engineering (Common Entry to Manu/Agri/Biomed/Energy/Mech Eng) 290 290
GA785 Medical Science 473 473
GA482 Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics 288 288
GA362 Hotel and Hospitality Operations 228 240
GA770 Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology 280 280
GA787 Computing in Software Development 270 270
GA182 Business 287 287
GA484 Civil Engineering 290 290
GA370 Hotel and Catering Management 198 198
GA772 Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science 280 280
GA789 Agriculture and Environmental Management 287 287
GA184 Marketing and Sales 307 307
GA680 Mechanical Engineering 330 330
GA377 International Tourism Management 172 172
GA774 Science (Undenominated) 289 289
GA170 Business 250 250
GA791 Public Health Nutrition 368 368
GA186 Business with Entrepreneurship 280 280
GA682 Biomedical Engineering 313 313
GA470 Construction Management 243 244
GA776 Computing and Digital Media 241 241
GA172 Rural Enterprise and Agri-Business 277 277
GA882 Psychiatric Nursing 367 367
GA281 Film and Documentary 304 304
Griffith College Dublin, Cork and Limerick
GC465 Communications 0 0
GC200 Business Studies 252 252
GC470 Photographic Media 169 169

* 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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