Higher grades needed for college
Next year's Leaving Cert classes are facing major changes in the results they will need to get into college.
Students will have to achieve higher marks in key subjects to be considered for certain college courses - although in others the minimum grade required will drop.
CAO applicants who need an 'honour' in maths for degree programmes such as engineering will be among those feeling the impact of the changes.
Instead of a minimum mark of 55pc on a higher-level paper - a common requirement for engineering courses - they will need to score at least 60pc. Changes are also expected in languages and science subjects.