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When 600 points just isn’t enough

While students around the country are busily preparing CAO forms to decide the rest of their lives (or so it seems at that point for many). The added pressure of being able to acquire the points needed for their chosen course is an ever present burden that I believe is too much for any teenager to have to deal with. This recent revealation by TCD will not aid the plight of these suffering students; it turns out that a percentage of the places available at TCD will be reserved for A-level students (i.e. from the North and the UK). What ever happened to the unbiased competition for places? Personally I think this is disgusting and while TCD still enjoy the aloof academic attitude borne unto them in the latter quarter of the last millennium, surely this is no longer a freehold compound under it’s own governing rather than that of the State? source: Irish Times

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