Irish Leaving cert/ A levels Watch
From the look of it, at the table at the bottom, no (three As at A-Level get you 450, 1 A at AS gets you 75). Doesn't mention anywhere on the site about GCSE grades, so i would assume they don't count, beyond meeting the other requirements (i'm no expert though).
I know its a rather obvious response, but the best thing to do is to contact the university, and ask them.
Courses that are over 510 are difficult for A-Level students to get into. This is because A-Level grades are much more vague than ours, and AAAA is worth the equivalent in CAO points of anything from 510-600, so for example, it would be really scabby if you actually had 520, and got the place ahead of an Irish student with 560.
sorry if this thread is in the wrong place
ive applied to uni in ireland (UCD) for vet med and a few other courses as well. I already have an offer for nottingham, but would prefer to go to dublin if i got an offer.
ive spent absolutely ages looking on websites to try and find out how many point i would get for my a-levels - but from what i can gather matriculation requirements only means minimum requirements?
also it seems to depend on the university as to how many points you get for each a level and im also not sure if you use your GCSE grades to get points as well.
by the way, im predicated AAA at A level in the sciences, have an A in AS maths, and a few A*s etc at GCSE
I know i need at least 550 points, are my grades enough?
sorry for the long post, any help much appreciated
You definitely should contact the uni because there seems to be provision for AS levels to be taken into account (if taken the year before and in a dif subject) and I don't see anything about General Studies - may or may not count? However vet med is EXTREMELY competitive so I would say there might be an element of random selection even if you do have enough points to get over the threshold...
Trinity don't hold interviews...6 subjects are used for points, you can convert A-Levels..AAA is nowhere near 600. 550 would actualy be about 3 A1's, an A2 and a B1/2 ish.
No it isn't, and no AAA won't get you into anything at Trinity. 3 As= 450 points maximum. And no, Trinity do not hold interviews for undergrad (except for courses such as drama, where the interview forms part of the assessment to get in).
You said yourself (rightly) that an A1 is 100 points and an A2 is 90 points, so how do you make 550 out of 5A1s and an A2? 550 is 5A1s and a D2, all at higher level.
Do you have a second As that you took up during second year? if so that should count towards points. You get 60 for an A at As. So 3A's at A2 and 2A's in your As exams would give you 570 which should be enough. Good luck