With the Leaving Certificate results being published this Wednesday, NUI Galway’s award-wining iPhone app, designed to calculate points, is available to download free through iTunes.
Since launching the app last year it has been downloaded over 8,000 times, with an average of 200 downloads every month.
NUI Galway, in partnership with former IT student, Paul Herron, developed the iPhone app, which will allow Leaving Certt students to quickly and easily calculate their points when they receive their exam results.
Paul, originally from Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, explained, “This app aims to simplify the point calculation process for students to relieve some of the stress of Leaving Cert results day”
CAO points are calculated based on a student’s six highest results in one sitting of the Leaving Certificate. Students using the app will simply enter their results for each subject, indicating whether it is higher or ordinary level. The app calculates the number of points attained in each subject, and indicates the total.
The app calculates 25 additional points to be added for higher maths if relevant, and allows for Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) scores to be included. The app also gives students the option to share their results by text message, or through social media channels, such as Facebook and Twitter, if they wish.
Stephen O’Dea, admissions officer at NUI Galway said, “As NUI Galway has a well established reputation in software development, the app’s benefits to all Leaving Cert students is a compelling indicator of what can be achieved in third level education.
NUI Galway is the only third-level institution to offer a points calculator app to students. The NUI Galway iPoints app is available for all iPhone users on the iTunes store now www.tinyurl.com/NUIGalwayApp.