Bonus Points for Higher Leaving Certificate Mathematics
From 2012, Dublin Institute of Technology are introducing a bonus scheme for Higher Level Leaving Certificate Mathematics on a pilot basis to run for 4 years.
25 points will be added to an applicant’s points score for a passing grade in Higher Level Mathematics.
A Higher D3 in Mathematics will receive 70 points (45 common scale points + 25 bonus points).
A Higher A1 in Mathematics will receive 125 points (100 common scale points + 25 bonus points).
The six highest scores in a single sitting of the examination are then added to give an applicant’s total points score. If an applicant presents more than one sitting of the Leaving Certificate, the best six scores in the best single sitting will be counted for points purposes. The maximum cumulative Leaving Certificate points total will increase from 600 to 625. The bonus will apply irrespective of the year in which the examinations were taken.
The bonus points will only be relevant in cases where the Higher Level Mathematics (including the bonus points) is scored as one of the candidate’s six best subjects for points. Therefore, if the Higher Level Mathematics (cumulative points score) is not among these six subjects, the bonus points will not be included in the total points score.