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CAO – Decide on interest not on points

Posted by Francis O' Toole on September 17, 2009

High points courses certainly require high levels of academic ability, but the student who chooses a course based on interest is likely to out-perform those who rank their preference based on entry points. It would be a mistake to rank the quality of dgrees by their entry points. Entry points are, by and large, a consequence of supply and demand. They reflect the number of places available on each course and represent the score achieved by the last student to be offered a place. Large programmes often have lower points, but the standard is much higher.

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