Leaving Cert students will know this afternoon if their calculated grades have secured their chosen college course.

First round CAO offers will be published at 2pm.

Points have gone up for many courses due to grade inflation, which was a result of removing a schools past performance from the standarisation process.

Former National President with the Institute of Guidance Counsellors, Betty McLoughlin says the fact there is extra college places available will hopefully result in students getting their preferred course.

Ms. McLoughlin says students have until next Wednesday to accept the course but they should also bear in mind that there will be further opportunities in other rounds down the line.


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