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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR LIT PROGRAMMES


This section sets out the standard required for entry to programmes at Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT). If you do not meet these, you cannot be offered a place, even if your points are higher than the minimum. You may combine results from more than one sitting of the Leaving Certificate for the purposes of qualification only.


New Grades H1 / O1 H2 / O2 H3 / O3 H4 / O4 H5 / O5 H6 / O6 H7 < O7 H8 / O8


% Marks 90 – 100 80 < 90 70 < 80 60 < 70 50 < 60 40 < 50 30 < 40 0 < 30


Leaving Certificate


For students with Leaving Certificate qualifications, the minimum entry requirements for entry to the first year of programmes are as follows, however, applicants should also check for the specific requirements given on each programme page.


Higher Certificate (Level 6) programmes


You must have 5 O6 /H7 grades or higher at Ordinary level in five Leaving Certificate subjects. Two of these subjects must include: *Mathematics and a Language (English or Irish). In practice, entry levels are significantly above the minimum and points are calculated from the six best subjects from one sitting, which for Level 7 programmes must be greater than 140 points.


Bachelor Degree (Level 7) programmes


You must have 5 O6/H7 grades or higher at Ordinary level in five Leaving Certificate subjects. Two of these subjects must include: *Mathematics and a Language (English or Irish). In practice, entry levels are significantly above the minimum and points are calculated from the six best subjects from one sitting.


Honours Bachelor Degree (Level 8) programmes


You must have 2 H5 grades or higher in two Higher level subjects, together with 4 O6/H7 grades or higher in four other Ordinary level subjects in Leaving Certificate subjects. Two of these subjects must include: *Mathematics and a Language (English or Irish). In practice, entry levels are significantly above the minimum and points are calculated from the six best subjects from one sitting.


*Foundation Level Mathematics will only be accepted, as meeting the Mathematics requirement for programmes listed in section ‘Foundation Level Mathematics’.


Calculation of Points Limerick Institute of Technology will award points for Leaving Certificate grades based on: 1. Points are counted for best six subjects. 2. Points are counted from only one sitting of the Leaving Certificate.


New Leaving Certificate grading scale, to be introduced in 2017:


Higher


Grade H1 H2 H3 H4 H5 H6 H7 H8


Points 100 88 77 66 56 46 37 0


Ordinary Grade Points


For students who sat the Leaving Certificate from 1992–2016, points will be awarded as follows in 2017:


Current (Pre 2017 LC Grading Scale) A1 A2


B1 B2


O1 O2 O3 O4 O5 O6 O7 O8


> 22


56 46 37 28 20 12 0 0


Undergraduate Prospectus 2017/2018


B3 C1


C2 C3


D1 D2


D3 E


NEW Leaving Certificate Grading Scale H1 / O1


H2 / O2 H3 / O3 H4 / O4 H5 / O5 H6 / O6


New Points at Higher Level 100


88 77 66 56


46 33


New Points at Ordinary Level 56


46 37 28 20


12 0


New Leaving Certificate Grading Scale and revised Common Points Scale


The Department of Education and Skills will introduce a new Leaving Certificate grading scale in 2017. As part of this process, it has been agreed to change how the Leaving Certificate examinations are graded, using fewer broader grade bands. The current 14-point grading scale will be replaced by an 8-point scale. This requires a new Common Points Scale.


The new scale has 8 grades, the highest grade is a Grade 1; the lowest grade is a Grade 8. The highest seven grades 1-7 divide the marks range 100% to 30% into seven equal grade bands 10% wide, with a grade 8 being awarded for percentage marks of less than 30%. The grades at higher level and ordinary level are distinguished by prefixing the grade with H or O respectively, giving H1- H8 at higher level, and O1-O8 at ordinary level.


Entry Requirements


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