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Students in the region should expect CAO point hikes

Jul 9, 2021 16:07 By News Northern Sound
Students in the region should expect CAO point hikes Students in the region should expect CAO point hikes
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Students are being encouraged to consider other options like PLC course and apprenticeships should the point hikes impact them.

Students in the region should consider gap years or apprenticeships if CAO point hikes impact them.

Julie O’Connor is part of the National executive of Irish Guidance Counsellors and she is predicting that course points will go up this year because students were given more options when it came to the exams.

However, she says that those awaiting results shouldn’t worry as it is expected that the calculated grades system, alongside formal exams, will see the majority of students perform better.

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There are concerns that some of the higher point’s courses such as medicine, dentistry, and veterinary will be most affected.

Speaking to Shannonside northern Sound she said that in this region there are great opportunities for people to do PLC’s or apprenticeships:

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