Exam information

New Common Points Scale

In April 2015, Minister O’Sullivan announced a new grading scheme for the Leaving Certificate from 2017 as part of an overall package of reforms designed to support students in the transition from second-level to higher education.

The new grading scheme will apply to students commencing the Senior Cycle in September 2015 and will reduce the current number of grade levels.  Please click here to download the New Common Points Scale for entry into higher education from 2017 brochure.