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Leaving Cert students

If you have completed your Leaving Cert exam and are ready for college, you can apply directly through the CAO.

Please visit www.cao.ie

Points System For Programmes 

Irish Leaving Certificate Examination points awarded to each grade

 

 

 

 

 

   From 2017   












    Higher Level Grade       Points       Ordinary Level Grade       Points  
H1 100    
H2 88    
H3 77    
H4 66    
H5 56 O1 56
H6 46 O2 46
H7 37 O3 37
H8 0 O4 28
    O5 20
    O6 12
    O7 0
    O8 0

 

  

 

 

 

 

  From 1992 to 2016   












 Higher Level Grade Points Grade     Ordinary Level Grade Points
100 A1 56

88

A2 46
B1
77 B2 37
B3
66 C1 28
C2
56 C3 20
D1
46 D2 12
D3
33 E 0

 

   

 

 

   Before 1992  




  Higher Level Grade Points     Grade   Ordinary Level Grade Points
100 A 56
77 B 37
66 C 28
46 D 12
33 E 0

Bonus Points Maths

25 bonus points will continue to be awarded for Higher Level Mathematics for H6 grades and above. The bonus points will only be relevant where that subject is scored as one of the applicant’s best six subjects for points purposes. 

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme points awarded to each grade

    LCVP Grade    Points
    Distinction     66
    Merit     46
    Pass     28


LCVP Grade Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28