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# CAO Points

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### CAO Points

1. 1. New CAO Points System 7 4
2. 2. In Unit 16 You Will Learn About: • The new CAO points system. • Different points for different levels.
3. 3. New Common CAO Points Scale Higher Grade Points Ordinary Grade Points H1 90-100% 100 O1 90-100% 56 H2 80<90% 88 O2 80<90% 46 H3 70<80% 77 O3 70<80% 37 H4 60<70% 66 O4 60<70% 28 H5 50<60% 56 O5 50<60% 20 H6 40<50% 46 O6 40<50% 12 H7 30<40% 37 O7 30<40% 0 H8 0<30% 0 O8 0 P.74
4. 4. 37 points are now offered for grades of 30-39% for a “fail” - in higher level papers. P.74
5. 5. Will it stop random selection? Random selection will be reduced significantly but can’t be eliminated entirely.
6. 6. A grade of 40 % in Higher Maths will get still get 25 bonus points because of significant added work for the student. What is happening to bonus points for higher maths? P.74
7. 7. Does the new scale reward academic or non-academic students? It will certainly raise the points total of non- academic students.
8. 8. Old Higher Grades Old CAO Points New CAO Grades New CAO Points HD3 (40%-44%) 45 H6 (40%-49%) 46 HD2 (45%-49%) 50 H6 (40%-49%) 46 H D1(50%-54%) 55 H5 (50%-59%) 56 H C1(65%-69%) 70 H4 (60%-69%) 66 H E1 (35%-39%) 0 H7 (30%-39%) 37 H E2 (30%-34%) 0 H7 (30%-39%) 37 220 288* Good news for some…. *An increase of 68 points!
9. 9. Old Higher Grades Old CAO Points New Higher Grades New CAO Grades H-A1 (90%-100%) = 100 H1 (90%-100%) = 100 H-A2 (85%-89%) = 90 H2 (80%-89%) = 88 H-B1 (80%-84%) = 85 H2 (80%-89%) = 88 H-B2 (75%-79%) = 80 H3 (70%-79%) = 77 H-B3 (70%-74%) = 75 H3 (70%-79%) = 77 H-A2 (85%-89%) = 90 H2 (85%-89%) = 88 520 518 Not much difference for others….
10. 10. Anyone applying for college from 2017 onwards will use the new points scale. A transitional table has been created - more details can be found at www.transition.ie
11. 11. What Else Is Planned? Colleges have pledged to introduce more general entry courses, to reduce the number of “niche” courses which force students to specialise at an early stage.
12. 12. Next Video 5:26 min Guidance Counsellor from “The Institute of Education” explains the new points system
13. 13. Click image for CAO Points Quiz on Kahoot.
14. 14. In Unit 16 You Have Learned About: • The new CAO points system. • Different points for different levels.