MINISTER FOR Education Ruairí Quinn is set to review the impact of the new Leaving Certificate bonus points system amid increasing concerns it could have a distorting impact on college entry points.

Career experts are predicting a dramatic increase in points for many courses when the CAO publishes its first round of college offers next Monday.

The scramble for college places on many courses has intensified this year because of the strong results of so many students in higher level maths. The record number of students who passed the higher level paper (over 11,000) face into next week’s points race with an additional 25 CAO points.

Minister To Review Bonus Policy For Maths After Points Surge (Séan Flynn, Irish Times)