A Cork-Based Teacher Says The Leaving Cert Class Of 2021 Face A Lot Of Uncertainty Due To Covid-19

She says students could be at a disadvantage

Round 1 of CAO offers came out yesterday afternoon with an expected jump in points for third-level courses following the record-high Leaving Cert results earlier in the week.

Approximately 75% of degree and Level 8 courses saw a rise in point requirements, with a jump also recorded for 60% of Level 6 and 7 courses.

Here in Cork, Dentistry at University College Cork saw a jump of 23 points, with Medicine rising slightly by 2 points.

Across Ireland, over half of those who applied for a degree level course through the CAO system were offered their first preference.

The attention now turns to the returning 6th year students who have not been in class since March.

Speaking to RedFM News Vice-President of the ASTI Anne Piggott says they will have plenty of work to do:

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