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Leaving Cert: How 2021 grades compare to previous years and a reminder of the 2020 CAO points

November 11, 2021

Original Article: https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/education/leaving-cert-how-2021-grades-compare-to-previous-years-and-a-reminder-of-the-2020-cao-points-40814264.html

More than 61,000 Leaving Cert candidates are today receiving results that show an average 2.6pc grade inflation on last year.

Big jumps in the proportion of top grades will translate directly into points for college entry and create razor-sharp competition for popular courses in next week’s CAO Round 1 offers.

Because of the Covid pandemic, the class of 2021 had the option of receiving accredited grades, based on teachers/school estimated marks, doing exams or both. Most sat papers in at least one subject.

Below we have a breakdown of the 2021 grades compared to other years.

Further down we have a reminder of the CAO points for 2020 offers – please only use this as a rough guide today as the CAO points for 2021 will be offered to students on Tuesday.

Please visit the article for full details.

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