Subject choice FAQs – Maths

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT TAKE HIGHER LEVEL MATHS?

There are some Level 8 degree programmes which require a minimum of C3 in higher-level maths; these include most engineering, computer science, science, information and computer technology courses and most degrees that include maths as a core subject. You can check these out on Qualifax – course search.

A fail at Higher Level Maths could mean that a student will not meet minimum requirements.

HOW DO THE MATHS BONUS POINTS WORK?
Since 2012, the Higher Education Institutions have introduced a bonus scheme for Higher Level Leaving Certificate Mathematics. 25 points will be added to an applicant’s point’s score for Higher Level Mathematics. For example, a Higher D3 in Mathematics will receive 70 points (45 common scale points + 25 bonus points). A Higher A1 will receive 125 points (100 common scale points + 25 bonus points). See more information on an earlier blog entry and below:

Example calculating a Points Score including Bonus Points for H.L. Maths

It is important for students to check the particular requirements for the courses they are considering as these may vary over time.

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