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Maths Inc Bonus points Info

Maths:

Maths is required for most programmes in Higher Ed. Maths is required for most programmes at lYIT. However, the following programmes at LYIT do NOT require Maths.

CodeTitle
LY336 Bar & Restaurant Supervisionn
LY346 Culinary Arts, level 6
LY317 Culinary Arts, Level 7
LY327 Hospitality and Tourism (Common Entry)
LY406 Photography
LY427 Digital Medial Design
LY437 Animation
LY447 Fashion with Promotion
LY408 Visual Communications and Graphic Design

In the case of LY106, Business, Accounting & Administration, math is normally required. However, in the absence of math, applicants for LY106 may still be considered provided they pass 6 subjects including,

  • either Irish or English,
  • at least 2 two commercial subjects, and
  • 1 continental language.

For all other programmes maths is required. The maths requirement can be met via

Ordinary maths, grade O6 or better all programmes, every level.
Foundation maths, grade F2 or better level 6/7 programmes only, except Engineering.
Higher maths, grade H6 or better level 6/7 programmes only.

Bonus Points for Honours Maths

A number of studies have shown that higher level maths is the most time-consuming subject in the Leaving Cert. Uptake of Higher maths is low and each year about 2,000 students who start out with ambitions to take the higher level paper drop to ordinary level in the months before the exam.

To address this situation, a scheme to award Bonus points for Higher Maths was introduced in 2012. It is aimed at incentivizing students to take higher level maths in the Leaving Cert and is strongly endorsed by Business interests and by the Minister. Students who achieve a H6 grade or better in the Higher (Honours) maths exam will receive 25 additional points. It is a flat bonus scheme, i.e. the same bonus will apply whether the student gets a H6 or an H1. The bonus will apply regardless of the year in which the exam was taken.

Higher Maths Only

1992-2016

2017 or later

Points

including 25 point bonus

Grade

Grade

A1

H1

125

A2, B1

H2

113

B2, B3

H3

102

C1, C2

H4

91

C3,D1

H5

81

D2,D3

H6

71

As usual , the 6 highest scoring subjects from a single sitting will be counted for points.

Any one of A-Level Maths, Further Maths or Pure Maths, where achieved in any one sitting, will also attract 25 bonus points

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Updated: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:12:50 GMT