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THE SCIENCES



                                     Currently at least one science subject is required for entry to 203
                                     CAO courses.
                                     If you are applying for anything in the Engineering, Medical, Nursing,
                                     Paramedical (Radiography, Physiotherapy, Human Nutrition/ Dietician,
                                     Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory, Podiatry, Veterinary Nursing etc) or Science
                                     areas at University you need to have a minimum grade O6/H7 in at least one
                                     Laboratory Science Subject.
                                     Course requirements should be checked on an individual basis.






        Chemistry is required for:

              Human Nutrition & Dietetics; Public Health Nutrition DIT
              Dentistry UCC and Medicine UCC (plus either Physics or Biology)
              Veterinary Medicine UCD (please note that applicants to this course will be required to demonstrate
               that they have acquired at least 2 weeks practical experience relevant to animal handling or
               veterinary practice).
              Pharmacy TCD, UCC, Royal College of Surgeons
              Medicine - 5 year programme NUI Galway & RCSI
              Medicine (highly recommended for medicine in UCD, TCD, UCC, NUI Galway & RCSI)

        Biology is required for:

              Genetics UCC
              Human Health & Disease TCD
              Strongly recommended for Veterinary Medicine in UCD.
              Very useful for P.E. teaching with Biology in D.C.U.

        Physics is required for:

              Theoretical Physics TCD
              Anyone considering courses in Engineering or Electronics would be encouraged to study Physics

        Bonus Points for Higher Level Mathematics:

        Any student who achieves a grade H6 or higher in higher level maths will earn an extra 25 points in their
        Leaving Certificate.  To calculate your points: FIRST add 25 points to the points achieved for your maths
        result, THEN select your best 6 subjects.  Eg if you get a grade H5 (56 points) in higher maths, add 25
        points giving you a total of 81 points.

        Foundation Level Maths is recognised by many colleges for matriculation purposes but not for points.  A
        small number of courses allow points for Foundation Level Maths.
        Further information is available from college websites.

        New for 2017:  Any student who gets a H7 (30-39%) in their Leaving Cert will now receive 37 CAO points.
        Please note that bonus Points for Higher Level Maths cannot be added to a H7 grade in Maths.



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