Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Points Going up!!



The results are out from the leaving certificate and many people are very disappointed with it, not because they didn't get the points they aimed for but because the points required shot up as much as 80 points for some courses. This left a lot of people (who had allowed for the points to go up a little and so got 30-40 points more then they thought they needed) short on what they needed for their first choice of course, some didn't even get any of their choices leaving them stranded without a college to go to.
On average the points required by courses went up by 25% which is a lot, if the course you wanted to do needed 400 points it now needs 500. Which out of a max score of 600 points is a lot and requires about 15 points extra on each subject's result thats a grade higher on each exam!!
Points are expected to go up as much as 20% for this years leaving certificate, which means a lot more study for students.

17 comments:

  1. i would hate for this to happen

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  2. Seems like a lot is changing in Ireland..

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  3. What's a leaving certificate? :)

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  4. @troykan

    its the exam you do at the end of secondary school (high school) and depending on how well you do it it determines what course and colleges you can apply for. your 6 best subjects are chosen and an a1 (90% up) in the honours level gets you 100 points. hope this explains it :)

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  5. Hm what makes those results vary so much i wonder?

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  6. Eh, well, c'est la vie. Just have to step it up if it's too much for you.

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  7. that is a lot. poor ireland students.

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  8. That actually really sucks! similar things happened to @ my uni...

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  9. If this happened here, it wouldn't make much of a difference. The local uni i go to is a really good one and most students here have way above average results. My own average in highschool was 92% (took 8 exams) and my results in the uni are about 4.2 (out of 5, one with 18 courses, on my third year, archaeology major).

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  10. Sucks but it's the only way to improve

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  11. Yeah it sucks, I'm kinda in the same situation... Good luck for you anyway !

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  12. Wow, that's pretty crazy. Sorry about that, but I guess you don't have any choice but to just go with it.

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  13. Aww, no worries, it will get better.

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  14. bad memories of the SAT and ACT in american schools... /shudder

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  15. Happ I dont have to have "leaving certificates". wow, harsh.

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