New points calculator app for Leaving Cert students

6 Aug 2013

NUI Galway has launched a new app called iPoints aimed at this year’s crop of Leaving Cert students who will be getting their results next week (Wednesday, 14 August).

The app went live on iTunes today and was developed in partnership with former IT student Paul Herron.

iPoints will allow Leaving Cert students to quickly and easily calculate their points when they receive their exam results.

“The app aims to simplify the point calculation process for students to relieve some of the stress of Leaving Cert results day,” Herron said.

CAO points are calculated based on a student’s six highest results in one sitting of the Leaving Certificate. Students using the app will simply enter their results for each subject, indicating whether it is higher or ordinary level.

The app calculates the number of points attained in each subject, and indicates the total. The app calculates 25 additional points to be added for Higher Maths if relevant, and allows for Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) scores to be included.

The app also gives students the option to share their results by text message, or through social media channels, such as Facebook and Twitter.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years