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Applicant Scoring for GCE/GCSE – for applicants from 2016

From 2016 Universities and
associated colleges
Institutes of Technology
(other than DkIT)
Grade First 3 A-Levels 4th A-Level or AS Level First 3 A-Levels AS Levels
(& 4th A-level where presented)
A* 180 60   180 60†
A 150 50 30 150 60
B 130 45 25 130 55
C 100 35 20 100 40
D 65 20 15 65 25
E 45 15 10 45 20
† Applies to A-level only

Universities and associated colleges:
Applicants are scored on the basis of their best four A levels or three A levels and an AS level in a different subject from the same or preceding year. The maximum number of points that can be achieved is 600.

Note: Applicants presenting Grade E or above in one of A-Level Mathematics, Further Mathematics or Pure Mathematics will have 25 points added to their score for that subject. The bonus points will only be relevant where that subject is scored as one of the applicant's best four subjects for points purposes. This gives a maximum possible score of 625.

Institutes of Technology (other than DkIT) and other HEIs offering QQI HET awards:
Applicants are scored on the basis of a maximum of 4 different subject results at A and/or AS level.

Applicants are scored on the basis of a maximum of 4 different subject results at A and/or AS level. For scoring purposes, the following combination of A Levels and AS Levels are permitted:
  1. The best 4 A level results in a single sitting.
  2. The best 3 A level results in a single sitting, plus the best AS level result from the previous or the same sitting.
  3. The best 2 A level subject results in a single sitting, plus the best 2 results at AS level from the previous or the same sitting.
  4. The best 1 A level subject result in a single sitting, plus the best 3 results at AS level from the previous or the same sitting.
  5. The best 4 AS level subject results in a single sitting.
Important information for all GCE Applicants
  • Evidence of GCSE examinations must be supplied in order to meet minimum entry requirements.
  • AS Levels must be in different subjects to those taken at A-Level.
  • When sending documents, certified photocopies of certificates/statements of results produced by an Examining Board must be supplied to CAO well in advance of Round One offers – school transcripts will not be accepted.
  • Applicants must also advise CAO of any previous AS and A Level awards and provide certified photocopies of certificates/statements of results produced by an examining board to support their application.
  • CAO advises GCE applicants to discuss their AS Level certification process with their school. AS Level results are frequently cashed in along with A2 Level results in the final year. As a result, candidates often will not have evidence of their AS Level results until the release of their A2 Level results in August. In this instance, CAO will expect to receive electronic notification of the AS Level results provided that the applicant has supplied their correct Board, Centre number and Candidate number for all subjects that will be cashed in in August 2015.
  • If a school cashes in AS Level results in the same year as A Level results, applicants must enter the remaining AS Level subject carried forward on their CAO application – applicants must use the space provided for ‘Examinations to be taken’ in the Qualifications & Assessments section.
  • CAO must be informed if the candidate sat any AS or A2 Level examinations at a different school.

Please note, all applicants must check the matriculation and minimum entry requirements for all courses.