A total of 400-450 new CAO offers will be made arising from the Leaving Cert calculated grades computer coding debacle.
he figure covers offers at both Level 8 (honours degree) and Level 7/6, and up to one in four will be for places in Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin).
The Central Applications Office (CAO) will issue the offers to Leaving Cert 2020 candidates on Thursday, in tandem with other Round 4 offers.
Full details of the places will not be known until then but there are quite a number for teaching-related courses.
On the other hand, it is understood that the upgrades will not lead to a surge of offers for Medicine.
The maximum number of new offers for any single course will not be more than eight to 10.
Individual colleges are now working through their capacity to make offers for the current year, but it is understood that the scale of the offering – less than half the potential 1,000 mentioned last week – has not caused alarm in the sector.
Higher Education Minister Simon Harris tweeted today that he was meeting the Higher Education Authority (HEA) at lunchtime.
The HEA is writing to colleges and asking them to advise if there are any particular difficulties.
The pattern of expected offers reflects reports that a lot of upgrades were in the middle space rather than at the upper end from H2 to H1.
Some 6,100 students have been advised that a grade in one or more subjects has increased, after corrections were made to the algorithm that processed the results.
Not all upgrades boost points to the extent that a student becomes entitled to a higher CAO offer.
Also, about 1,000 of those who have received an upgrade were not CAO applicants.
Update: Nintendo’s free Switch fitness game, Jump Rope Challenge, was originally slated to be delisted from the Switch eShop on September 30, but that’s no longer the case. As announced on Twitter, the game will now remain available to download “until further notice.”
The original story follows.
Earlier this year, Nintendo released a small fitness game on the Switch eShop called Jump Rope Challenge–a free app that keeps track of how many times you virtually jump rope. If you’ve yet to download it, however, your time to do so is quickly running out, as the game will only be available on the digital storefront until the end of this month.
As the company previously announced, Jump Rope Challenge is being removed from the eShop this Wednesday, September 30. It’s unclear if it will be offered again in the future, so if you’re interested in grabbing it, you should do so before that date.
Nintendo says Jump Rope Challenge was “created by a small group of Nintendo developers while working from home in Japan as a simple game to add some quick and fun movement into their daily lives.” The game uses Switch’s Joy-Con controllers to mimic jump rope handles and tracks how many times you’ve virtually jumped rope each day.
Since its release, Nintendo has rolled out two updates for Jump Rope Challenge. The first added an assortment of costumes based on Nintendo characters, while the second–which arrived earlier this month–introduced a Review Progress screen that you can view after playing 100 days, as well as the option to start a new 100-day cycle. You can download Jump Rope Challenge for free from the eShop or Nintendo’s website.
In other Switch news, Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will soon be able to play another free game: Super Mario