International Baccalaureate (IB)

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

Eligibility Requirements

Pass mark:

4 at Standard Level where O6 is required.

Minimum Entry Requirements/Matriculation

The minimum eligibility criteria applies. Proof of English proficiency is required in all cases. There may also be specific subject requirements for courses.

Level 8

 

2 H5 required

Award of diploma with 24 overall

English Language Competence:

The minimum acceptable level of English is English A1, A2 or B: 5 at Higher Level (4 @ either Level if presenting IB through English) or equivalent English Language competence. Note applicants whose school-leaving examinations are more than two years old should present additional proof of English.

Specific Subject Requirements:

To compare the subject requirements in terms of Irish Leaving Certificate as specified on the UCC website, use the following table:

Subject Grade Comparison:

NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

LC Higher Higher Level LC Ordinary Standard Level Maths Studies
H1 7 O1 7  
H2 6 O2 6 7
H3 6 O3 6 7
H4 5 O4 5 6
H5 5 O5 5 5
H6 4 O6 4 4
H7 3 - -  

NB: Maths Studies comparison with Irish grades is slightly different.

Agreed Entry Requirements for EU/EFTA

Points Comparison

Guideline Indicative Points Score (IPS) equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points

Points Equivalence Table

IB Score

IPS

IB Score

IPS

45

600

34

463

44

597

33

452

43

576

32

441

42

564

31

430

41

552

30

419

40

531

29

408

39

519

28

398

38

508

27

388

37

497

26

378

36

486

25

369

35

474

24

360

Note: This scoring has been based on alignment with percentages attaining scores in the IB compared with scores attained by the same percent in the Irish Leaving Certificate, using the minimum of 24 IB points = 360 points. Both the minimum and alignment with statistics may change for future years. 

Bonus Points for Maths in 2020:

 25 additional points will be awarded for a grade 4 or better on Higher Level Mathematics ONLY


Single Sitting: All subjects are examined at the same time and points are calculated based on a single sitting.

Admissions Office

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1st floor, West Wing, Main Quadrangle, T12 K8AF

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