Friday 23 March 2018

Patrick Geoghegan: Let's get to the points of college entry

SPEAKING of the need to consider alternatives to the current admissions system, over a year ago, Education Minister Ruairi Quinn called on the sector to "apply international benchmarks" and develop "possible options for change", recognising that the universities had autonomy over the admissions system operated by the CAO.

Trinity College Dublin this week launched a feasibility study in admissions, in partnership with the CAO, to test a new admissions route to see if there might be a better and a fairer way of admitting students with the academic ability and potential to thrive at third level.

In developing this study we have been careful to apply international best practice.

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