Transition

SUPPORTING A BETTER TRANSITION FROM
SECOND LEVEL TO HIGHER EDUCATION

New Leaving Certificate Grading Scale
and Revised Common Points Scale

 

 

The Department of Education and Skills has announced changes to the Leaving Certificate grading scale and the introduction of a revised Common Points Scale for entry into higher education. The revised arrangements builds on the package of reforms announced in April 2016, and will apply to students who sit the Leaving Certificate from 2017.

 

Further information is available in these documents:

 

Leaflet for
Students

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

       

Publications

 

April 2015

Implementation and Next Steps document

 

 

 

April 2014

Key Directions
Update

 

 

 

November 2014

Consultation report

with students

 

 

 

November 2013

Grading and Marking Practices

 

 

 

November 2013

on-line consultation with teachers

 

 

 

March 2013

Directions for Change

 

 

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