Thursday 31 July 2014

Students are picking the wrong courses

Published 16/01/2013|05:00

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Georgie Smithwick, founder of coursehub.ie, says one of the flaws in the points system is that it can encourage students to pick the wrong course.

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The business and French student at Trinity College said: "One of the flaws in the current selection process is that those who achieve high points feel obliged to do a course that is difficult to get into. Otherwise they think they are wasting points.

"Those who get a maximum of 600 points, law or medicine, because they are the hardest subjects to get into. They might be more suited to science or history."

She set up coursehub.ie as a guide to third-level courses after switching from one course to another.

Irish Independent

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