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Could a course rise by 55 points?

  • 12-06-2016 3:01pm
    Registered Users Posts: 4 Kchunt88

    I'm a repeat student, I've applied to creative music production in iadt & got 600/600 in the interview/portfolio. Based on last years results (250) I would of got the course. The the course has only been out for 2 years and was 265 in it's 1st year and 795 last year, we were also told that 140 applied this year and they only take 25. So I was wondering if a course could go up by 55 points?


  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 8,561 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Rhyme

    From what I've seen over the years, a jump of 55 very rarely happens. I did Computer Applications in DCU before going to IADT and the interest in that course was huge and it only jumped 10 or 15 points for 2 years before stabilising and then dropping again.

    That said, have backup plans. Computer Applications was third on my CAO but I was still happy(-ish) with it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 584 ✭✭✭ atgate

    Hi Kchunt88, the honest answer is no one knows. Jumps of 55 are rare though. On the other hand, as you've pointed out the course has only been going for a couple of year so the points won't have "settled down". But whatever way you slice it 600 is a great portfolio score so they definitely want you!