Surge in points disappoints students

Ireland“A dramatic increase in points for some third-level courses may leave some students disappointed by their CAO offers, but there are plenty of alternatives, the president of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors has said. Thousands of students were offered college places by the Central Applications Office (CAO) in its first round of offers yesterday. Those who applied for courses in construction, law and journalism may have been pleasantly surprised by the drop in points required. But a rise in the popularity of science and an increase in nursing and teaching means some students who believed last Wednesday that they had sufficient points for their chosen course may have found that they did not make the cut …” (more)

[Fiona Gartland, Irish Times, 18 August]

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