Institute of Education Study Notes

Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017

CAO 1st round offers 2017- what next?

The 1st round CAO offers are out today! If you’re not sure what to do with your CAO offer then watch our video below with our Guidance Counsellor Mary Dorgan for some helpful advice. In the video Mary discusses the various options available to students who didn’t get offered the course they wanted, including: 1. […]

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Leaving Cert 2017 results – what are my options?

The Leaving Cert results are out today and our Guidance Counsellor Mary Dorgan has some helpful advice for students who may not have got the results they were hoping for. Viewing scripts, rechecking papers and sitting special maths exams next week for some university courses, are all options that students can consider. Mary also discusses […]

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New grading system and CAO points structure

The Leaving Cert results are out tomorrow! This year sees big changes to how Irish students calculate their CAO points. The system has been changed for the first time in 25 years, with a new grading system and CAO points structure coming into effect. The graphic below shows how this new system will work. A […]

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Applied Maths (H): A tough, long and testing exam paper

Reaction to Leaving Cert 2017 Applied Maths (Higher Level) by Hilary Dorgan, Applied Maths teacher at The Institute of Education. Tough, long and testing would be how I would sum up the 2017 Leaving Cert Higher Level Applied Maths paper. If you think you have not done very well on this paper after all your […]

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Agricultural Science (H): Covered all main sections of the course

Reaction to Leaving Cert 2017 Agricultural Science (Higher Level) by Donal Power, Ag Science teacher at The Institute of Education. Overall this was a very fair exam, that covered all the main sections of the course. Students who were well prepared and practiced their past exam questions would have been delighted with the paper. Question […]

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DCG (H): Students would have been pressed for time

Reaction to Leaving Cert 2017 Design & Communication Graphics (Higher Level) by a DCG teacher at The Institute of Education. In this year’s Leaving Certificate Higher Level Design & Communications Graphics (DCG) exam paper, students were presented with a wide range of interesting geometry questions. The questions involved applying geometry to everyday things that students […]

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