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.