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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
Griffith College Dublin, Cork and Limerick
GC403 Law 228 244
GC430 Computing Science 220 252
GC475 Photography 150 150
GC489 Interior Architecture (portfolio) 254 # 254
GC495 Fashion 129 129
GC200 Business Studies 252 252
GC230 Computing Science 325 335
GC335 Computing 195 217
GC301 Accounting & Finance 253 253
GC411 Business 135 135
GC400 Business Studies 248 248
GC465 Communications 0 0
GC402 Business Studies (HRM) 236 264
GC470 Photographic Media 169 169
GC407 Business Studies (Marketing) 280 280
GC450 Communications and Media Production 254 254
GC490 Interior Design 117 117
GC494 Fashion Design (portfolio) 217 # 337
GC201 Accounting and Finance 303 303
GC306 International Hospitality Management 253 253
GC300 Business Studies 429 429
GC410 Marketing 145 145
GC305 International Hospitality Management 253 253
ICD Business School
ID001 Accounting and Finance 203 203
ID002 Business Studies 294 294
IT Carlow
CW417 Construction Management with Building Services 220 220
CW548 Mechanical Engineering 321 321
CW037 Business (options) 195 195
CW078 Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness 269 269
CW507 Aircraft Systems 293 293
CW568 Aerospace Engineering 380 380
CW057 Art (portfolio) 700 # 700
CW108 Science (options) 261 261
CW527 Electronic Engineering 227 227
CW708 Law - LLB 302 302
CW106 Physiology and Health Science 451 451
CW138 Sport and Exercise Science 423 423
CW706 Legal Studies 163 163
CW748 Early Childhood Education and Care 270 270
CW116 Pharmacy Technician Studies 250 250
CW188 Sport Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy 448 451
CW717 Professional Social Care Practice 288 288
CW808 Media and Public Relations 251 251
CW126 Science - Applied Biology or Applied Chemistry 191 191
CW238 Software Development 297 297
CW817 Sport Coaching and Business Management - Rugby (portfolio) 700 # 700
CW858 Sports Management and Coaching (options portfolio) 700 # 700
CW207 Software Development 244 244
CW258 Cybercrime and IT Security 293 293
CW837 Digital Marketing with Analytics 200 200

* 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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