Monday 11 December 2017

Broad approach will enhance system

SPOT the difference in this college scene: student A is studying business while student B is pursuing a degree in business, with a language.

Here's the difference: student A would not have gained entry to student B's course, because it had a higher minimum points cut-off.

Why? Because student B's course is deemed to be more specialised and offers only limited places. So, following the law of supply and demand, the probability of getting a place is reduced and that tends to translate into higher CAO cut-off points. There may be good reasons why student B opted for the more specialised course – because, for instance, he or she is really interested in learning a language.

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