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Applicant Scoring for GCE/GCSE

From 2010 2009 and earlier
All HEIs
TCD NUI
DCU
UL
IoTs
A Level
A* 150 A 150 150 170
A 135 B 130 130 140
B 120 C 105 105 100
C 100 D 80 80 70
D 75 E 0 40 40
E 40



AS Level
A 65 A 60 75 85
B 60 B 50 65 70
C 50 C 40 55 50
D 35 D 30 40 35
E 20 E 0 20 20
O Level
A 0 A 0 0 45
B 0 B 0 0 30
C 0 C 0 0 15
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 DIT) and other HEIs offering HETAC awards:
Applicants are scored on the basis of a maximum of 4 different subject results at A and/or AS level.

For scoring purposes, a combination of a smaller number of “A Levels” and “AS Levels” will be permitted as follows:
  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.