CAO course codes: smaller, specialised courses restrict student options and mobility. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The manipulation of CAO points by colleges through the provision of courses with a small student intake is under scrutiny again this year. Toda(...)

Change to Trinity College’s admissions procedure should allow students to specialise later in their studies. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Trinity College Dublin is planning a major overhaul of its college admissions procedures to allow students entering the university to specialise la(...)

More than 40 per cent of successful applicants for student grants in Dublin last year came from just three postal districts, new figures from Susi show. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

More than 40 per cent of successful applicants for student grants in Dublin last year came from just three postal districts, new figures from Studen(...)

 The Union of Students in Ireland in conjunction with the Private Residential Tenancies Board have launched the Student Finance and Accommodation Guide. Photograph: Iain White

Securing a place in college is just the first hurdle for many students. The next one is making sure you can meet the costs of your education for the d(...)

Leaving Cert students wishing to appeal any of their results have until close of business on Tuesday to apply to their schools to view their scripts

Leaving Cert students wishing to appeal any of their results have until close of business on Tuesday to apply to their schools to view their scripts. (...)

Kate Bannon, Emily Griffin, Helen Carroll and Corinne Henry-Bezy getting their Leaving Cert results at Loreto College in Dublin last week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Engineering and business studies, two areas closely aligned to the economic recovery, were the big movers in this year’s CAO offers. Points were also(...)

For those of you who get their first choice course on their level 8 list, the choice is simple – just click on the accept button on the screen and print your acceptance notice. Photograph: Getty Images

On Monday at 6am about 80 per cent of those seeking a college place based on their Leaving Cert results will getting an online offer through the CAO i(...)

Conor Gallagher from Ballsbridge, who got nine A1s in the Leaving Cert last year, celebrates with classmates. One student repeated the feat this year and got nine A1s. Photograph: Eric Luke

For every Leaving Cert student, today is a landmark occasion in a very personal educational journey. But the results are also being closely watched by(...)

The CAO points for construction-related third-level courses are expected to rise this year. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Engineering, technology, law, architecture and other construction-related courses are likely to see a significant rise in CAO points for college ent(...)

New grades: The A1, A2 system is being replaced by marks from H1 to H8 at higher level and from O1 to O8 at ordinary. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Pencils sharpened. Time started. You may now turn over your paper.SECTION I: COMPREHENDINGQuestion A: How many grading bands will the Leaving Certific(...)