Wait over for students as first round CAO offers are released

cao-colleges1The wait is over for local Leaving Cert students as the first round offers from the CAO are released.

Points for science and technology courses have surged – while demand for law, engineering and architecture programmes has also risen.

It’s being linked to the 25 bonus points on offer for passing Higher Level Maths – and renewed confidence in the construction sector.

50 thousand students will get offers today – the highest ever number – with half of the applicants expected to get their first choice.