Minister McHugh made the announcement on Friday May 8th with regard to going the route of predictive grades. This has been a very difficult decision and understandably left until now to be confirmed. Check out gov.ie for FAQ’s, information on procedure of predictive grades and links to wellbeing resources. Brian Mooney, Education correspondant on The Irish Times and Guidance Counsellor, wrote an article on May 8th in response to this announcement. He has given an interesting insight outlining the winners and losers in this process. DES also have important links and detail to do with the cancellation of exams
CAO will be calculating your points based on these predicted grades. CAO as of now are still working towards Change of Mind date of July 1st 17.15. You have more time now to research thoroughly your course(s) of interest and back up options. May 14th webinar is focusing on looking at back-up options. Register and book your place on the home page.
An explanation of the process to date and calculated grades can be found here