Putting CAO colleges under the spotlight Yes, there are rankings for Irish Universities, but like any chart rankings – sometimes the gems don’t make it to the top.
The number of Irish students applying to UCAS (the British Universities and Colleges Admissions System) has increased a little in recent years.
The Department of Education and Skills allows students in Ireland to apply to be excused from studying Irish in primary and post-primary school.
The Leaving Certificate Applied is a distinct, self-contained two-year Leaving Certificate programme aimed at preparing students for adult and working life.
If you are moving to Ireland in order to study or if you wish to enrol a child into a third-level college, you will need to explore the full range of options
CAO Points System The CAO awards points to students based on their achievements in the Leaving Certificate examination.