New Leaving Certificate grading system

Out with the A, B, C and in with the 1,2,3!

A new points scale for entry to third-level courses will be published in September under what has been described by the Department of Education as the most significant reform of Leaving Cert grades and the CAO regime in more than two decades.

The reforms announced on Wednesday include a new grading system for the Leaving Certificate, reducing the number of grades from the current fourteen to eight.
This will be rolled out for students entering fifth year next September in conjunction with a revised CAO points scale for entry into higher education.

Source: The Department of Education