Maths is required for most programmes in Higher Ed. Maths is required for most programmes at LYIT. However, the following programmes at LYIT do NOT require Maths.

Code Title Course Title
LY207 Law  with Criminal Justice or a Language
LY208 Law
LY336 Bar & Restaurant Supervision
LY346 Culinary Arts, Level 6
LY317 Culinary Arts, Level 7
LY327 Hospitality and Tourism (Common Entry)
LY406 Photography
LY427 Digital Film & Audio
LY437 Animation
LY447 Fashion with Promotion
LY457 Graphic & Digital Design
LY408 Design, Common Entry

For all other programmes maths is required.

The maths requirement can be met via Ordinary maths, grade O6 or better all programmes, every level. Foundation maths, grade F2 or better level 6/7 programmes only, except Engineering. Higher maths, grade H6 or better level 6/7 programmes only.  

Bonus Points for Honours Maths

A number of studies have shown that higher level maths is the most time-consuming subject in the Leaving Cert. Uptake of Higher maths is low and each year about 2,000 students who start out with ambitions to take the higher level paper drop to ordinary level in the months before the exam.

To address this situation, a scheme to award Bonus points for Higher Maths was introduced in 2012. It is aimed at incentivizing students to take higher level maths in the Leaving Cert and is strongly endorsed by Business interests and by the Minister. Students who achieve a H6 grade or better in the Higher (Honours) maths exam will receive 25 additional points. It is a flat bonus scheme, i.e. the same bonus will apply whether the student gets a H6 or an H1. The bonus will apply regardless of the year in which the exam was taken.

Higher Maths Only

1992-2016, 2017 or later Years  including 25 bonus points  

Grade Grade
A1, H1 125
A2, B1, H2 113
B2, B3, H3 102
C1, C2, H4 91
C3,D1, H5 81
D2,D3, H6 71

As usual, the 6 highest scoring subjects from a single sitting will be counted for points. Any one of A-Level Maths, Further Maths or Pure Maths, where achieved in any one sitting, will also attract 25 bonus points