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What is the leaving cert?

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March 31, 2009 10:58PM

It is a set of exams, based on material studied in 5th and 6th year, in secondary school in Ireland. The exam results are converted into points, which are used to determine if the person is eligible to get into the college course they have selected. Each subject is marked out of 100 points(at honors level). The best 6 out of 7 subject results are used to calculate a persons total points, so the maximum points anyone can get is 600.