Making up the numbers
Published 27/10/2010 | 05:00
- Only 16pc of Leaving Certificate students take maths at higher level, with about 2,000 students dropping to ordinary level in the months before the exam.
- Currently, a student is awarded 60 points for achieving an A at ordinary level and 45 points for a D3 -- the minimum pass grade at higher level. With a bonus of 25 in 2012 a student will receive 70 points for a higher level D3, giving a 10-point advantage over the ordinary-level A grade.