Leaving Certificate: 2H5 & 4O6/H7, Irish, English & Science subject (one of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Physics with Chemistry) & O4/H7 in Mathematics

Foundation level Mathematics is accepted for matriculation, but does not meet the requirement for degrees where Mathematics is a special programme requirement. Points are not awarded for this subject.

Foundation level Irish is not accepted for matriculation. Points are not awarded for this subject.

All Leaving Certificate subjects carry equal points with the exception of *Mathematics (details below). Points are awarded for your six best subjects in any one year. These do not have to include subjects needed to meet general minimum entry requirements. Minimum entry requirements and course requirements may be satisfied by an accumulation of subjects over more than one year. As well as achieving the required points, you must have a minimum of six subjects in your Leaving Certificate, with two Higher Level papers at grade H5 and four Ordinary or Higher Level papers at grade O6/H7.

* 25 bonus points will be added to the points score for a Leaving Certificate Higher Level Mathematics grade H6 or higher. This was implemented in 2012 for a four year pilot period and a recent review decided to continue the bonus.

The bonus points are included in the overall points calculation only when Mathematics is one of the applicant’s best six subjects following the addition of the bonus.