Trinity’s CAO Webinar Wednesdays Series
They will run every Wednesday lunchtime (1-2pm) for the next 4 weeks, up until the CAO change of mind deadline.
Our school liaison team will have guest staff and student speakers talking about a particular topic weekly.
Prospective students, parents and guidance counsellors are welcome to attend, and will have an opportunity to submit questions before and during each webinar.
Click here to register.
Upcoming events for 6th year students
Events for TY and 5th year students
The School of Engineering in Trinity College Dublin is running 3 summer camps for those students who are interested in finding out more about opportunities in engineering, computing and technology. Each camp is 1 week long, consisting of a range of immersive activities to expose the participants to modern aspects of engineering and information technology, spanning innovation in 3D printing, to medical device design, and renewable energies.
The three camps will run on the following dates:
• June 17th – 21st
• July 1st – 5th
• July 17th – 19th
Camps run from 10am to 4pm each day with an hour for lunch (not provided). There is a fee of €120 per student, but there are discounted places reserved for those who may require financial assistance to attend. These are available at €70 and €20 per student.
Further details on the summer school, along with a registration form is available on our website at https://www.tcd.ie/Engineering/news-events/SummerCamp2019.php
Prospective attendees should
• Be about to enter 5th year in August/September 2019 and be at least 15 years of age
• Be taking higher mathematics and have a realistic chance of attaining a H4 grade or better
Students can be admitted on a competitive basis to Year 1 of the Law programme with Distinctions (80% or better) in five modules (excluding 5N1356/6N1946/W20008/5N1433/6N1947) in one of the following QQI FET/FETAC qualifications
5M3114General Studies/Liberal Studies*
5M4468Community Health Services
5M2102Business Studies*5M3114 General Studies/Liberal Studies: This award must include 3 of the following modules: Applied Economics (5N1350); English Literature (5N3249); History (5N3250); Psychology (5N0754); Social Studies (5N1370).
TR080 Global Business.
Students can be admitted on a competitive basis to Year 1 of the Global Business programme with Distinctions (80% or better) in five modules (excluding 5N1356/W20008/5N1433).
The award must include a distinction (80% or better) in 5N1833 Mathematics and must be one of the following QQI FET/FETAC Level 5 awards.
TR081 Business, Economic and Social Studies (BESS)
Students can be admitted on a competitive basis to Year 1 of the BESS programme with Distinctions (80% or better) in five modules (excluding 5N1356/W20008/5N1433).
The award must include a distinction (80% or better) in 5N1833 Mathematics and must be one of the following QQI FET/FETAC awards.
Level 5 Award
5M3114General Studies/Liberal Arts****In addition to a Distinction in Mathematics (5N1833) this award must also include 3 of the following modules Applied Economics (5N1350); English Literature (5N3249); History (5N3250); Psychology (5N0754); Social Studies (5N1370).
Trinity College Dublin – New QQI/FE Entry Routes for 2019
We are very pleased to announce that three new QQI/FE entry routes for 2019. The courses involved are Business, Economic and Social Studies (TR081); Global Business (TR080); Law (TR004). Full details of the admission requirements for the new routes can be found at https://www.tcd.ie/study/apply/guidance-counselors/
The Trinity Access Programme (TAP) offers an alternative route to Higher Education for students whose social, economic and educational experiences have so far prevented them from realising their full educational potential.
Liberties College has been running an Access Programme (TAP) for over ten years in partnership with Trinity College. The course mirrors the TAP Foundation Course for Young Adults (18-22) in TCD and allows participants the same opportunities to apply directly for places in the university. Successful students achieve a QQI Level 5 Award (5M3114) and may also apply for places on other Higher Education course through the CAO. Students study in Liberties College but participate in activities in Trinity College.
To support your work with TAP applicants, we are enclosing a copy of the TAP application form 2019-20 and the application Guidebook 2019-20.
For more information see the TCD website:
A reminder that the changes announced in 2017 will be implemented this year (2019).The specific course requirements for Pharmacy (TR072) are as follows:
Mathematics 04 or H6
Chemistry or Physics/Chemistry H4
One of Physics, Biology, Mathematics, Geology
Geography, Applied Mathematics H4
Further information on the course can be found at https://www.tcd.ie/courses/undergraduate/az/course.php?id=DUBPH-PHAR-3F09
Enquiries to Academic Registry at email@example.com or tel. 01 896 4500
For the fifth year, Trinity is pioneering a feasibility study in admission to see if there is a better and fairer mechanism to identify and admit applicants who are enthusiastic and passionate about learning, motivated and suitable for their chosen courses, and with the academic ability and potential to be inspired by everything that college has to offer. The admissions scheme tested in this study will adopt a holistic approach that has worked successfully internationally, using a range of materials to make an assessment about the academic ability and potential of each applicant.
The new admissions route will be used to admit students on three courses - with ten places in History (TR003), ten places in Law (TR004), and five places in Ancient and Medieval History and Culture (TR028) filled using the new admissions route. Applicants to any of the three courses involved in the study will have the option of using the new admissions route, and submitting some supplementary materials (in which case they will be eligible for all of the regular places on the course filled in the traditional way, as well as the places set aside for the study), or opting out of the study, in which case they will remain eligible for all of the places allocated in the traditional way. Students applying for two or more of the courses in the study will only have to submit the supplementary information once.
The feasibility study is being operated in partnership with the Central Applications Office (CAO) and all applications will be made completely anonymous before evaluation, to ensure the process is free from any external influences. The three modalities which will be used to assess applicants in the study are as follows:
(a) Leaving Certificate results.
(b) Relative Performance Rank (RPR) – the performance of the applicant relative to other applicants from their school. This scale looks at the rank of the applicant compared to every other applicant from their school who has applied to any course, in any college, through the CAO.
(c) Personal and Contextual Data – provided via supplementary materials submitted by the applicant.
Applicants provide Personal and Contextual Data via a Personal Statement online. Personal statements are then reviewed by expert reviewers and used as a qualifier. Qualifying personal statements will be those which the reviewers score a 1, 2, 3, or 4 on a scale of 1 to 6. Applicants whose personal statements qualify according to the above will proceed to the next stage. In the scoring process, Leaving Certificate results and the Relative Performance Rank will be weighted equally and then the candidates will be ranked in order of their combined score for modalities (a) and (b).
Names of applicants, any identifying information, and the names of schools attended, will be made completely anonymous before being evaluated by the review panels. Applicants will be required to provide supplementary information requested in a Trinity Application Form. Applications must be submitted online through the CAO before 1 February 2019. Additional documentation can be accepted until 1 March 2019. Applicants are asked to submit an honest piece of self-reflection, discussing what they would like to study, and why, and this is what will be evaluated. Grammar, vocabulary, and writing style will not be scored.
The feasibility study is an attempt to inform broader educational change by providing options to assist in the development of national policy and to see whether, on a small scale and in a strictly controlled way, it might be possible to admit students using a range of assessments (including the Leaving Certificate), with the results published and shared throughout the sector. It recognises the importance of having a Leaving Certificate examination that is fit-for-purpose and supports the reforms that are currently underway at second level to ensure a more positive educational experience. It also recognises and values the great work and commitment of the teachers at primary and second-level throughout Ireland.
The new admissions route tested here seeks to complement the role of the Leaving Certificate and the teaching community, by working with the Central Applications Office (CAO) to examine whether some approaches which have succeeded internationally might also work in an Irish context.
The application guide is available to download
Also see here for more details
Applicants must apply before 2nd January 2019 for admission to this programme. More details here.