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Calculation of Points

Calculation of Points
Limerick Institute of Technology will award points for Leaving Certificate grades according to the tables on this page based on the following.

1. Points are counted for six best subjects.
2. Points are counted from only one sitting of the Leaving Certificate.
HEI Common Points Scale 2017


Higher Level Grade

Points

 

Ordinary Level Grade 

Points

H1 (90 – 100)

100

 

 

 

H2 (80 <90)

88

 

 

 

H3 (70 < 80)

77

 

 

 

H4 (60 < 70)

66

 

 

 

H5 (50 < 60)

56

 

O1 (90 – 100)

56

H6 (40 < 50)

46

 

O2 (80 < 90)

46

H7 (30 < 40)

37

 

O3 (70 < 80)

37

H8 (0 < 30)

0

 

O4 (60 < 70)

28

 

 

 

O5 (50 < 60)

20

 

 

 

O6 (40 < 50)

12

 

 

 

O7 (30 < 40)

0

 

 

 

O8 (0 < 30)

0

Maths Bonus Points 
25 bonus points will be awarded for Higher Level Mathematics for H6 grades and above. For example, if an applicant receives a H6 grade, an additional 25 points will be added to the 46 points already awarded for a H6 grade i.e. Higher Level Mathematics now carries a points score of 71 for this applicant.

 

LCVP Grade

Revised LCVP Points

Distinction

66

Merit

46

Pass

28

  Accompanying conditions:

  1. The six best scores, in recognised subjects, in one Leaving Certificate Examination will be counted for points computation. If you receive a H6 grade or higher in Higher Level Mathematics, then you include the additional 25 bonus points now to identify your best six scores. The bonus points are included in the overall points calculation only when Mathematics is one of the applicant's best six subjects following the addition of the bonus.
  2. Only one sitting of the Leaving Certificate Examination will be counted for points purposes.
  3. Remember, you must first meet the minimum entry requirements in order to be considered for entry to a course. 

After the points have been calculated, applicants are placed on a list in order of merit for each course for which they are eligible. For example, if you have the highest points score you go to the top of the list and the applicant with the second-highest points score goes second on the list, and so on.  You will not be offered a lower preference course if you receive an offer of a course higher up on your preference list.
If an applicant is not deemed eligible for an offer in the first round of offers they may receive an offer in subsequent rounds. 

POINTS CALCULATION FOR OTHER EXAMINATIONS
For information about how points are calculated for QQI FET/FETAC qualifications, GCE Examinations (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) and guideline entry requirements for EU/EFTA please visit the Student Resources section of the CAO website www.cao.ie.

Points for Leaving Certificate Results from 1992 to 2016

A1

A2

B1

B2

B3

C1

C2

C3

D1

D2

D3

Ordinary Level

60

50

45

40

35

30

25

20

15

10

5

Higher Level

100

90

85

80

75

70

65

60

55

50

45

Points for Leaving Certificate Results from sitting before 1992

A

B

C

D

Ordinary Level

55

40

25

10

Higher Level

95

80

65

50

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Points System QQI FETA: For a detailed explanation of the scoring system please click the following link http://www2.cao.ie/fetac/FETAC_scoring.pdf

 

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