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I won’t pretend to fully understand the Irish Leaving Cert, but the entry requirements do look extremely low. I’m very wary of courses with low requirements and tend to avoid them like the plague. Obviously people will have to consider them if their exams didn’t go as well as they hoped.

Some people will talk about how entry requirements are different for ‘games’ courses than academic courses, but those grades shock me. This is a programming course and you’re going to need to have some brains for it. Perhaps they’re so low as it’s quite a new course and has low admission numbers. What’s the point of having high requirements if it’s going to leave with you three students in the class?

All that said, grade requirements aren’t everything. It could still be a very good course that just hasn’t established itself. The only way you can find out is by researching it more, which is obviously what you are doing now. It might be a good idea to call up and ask for a chat with a tutor. Then you can ask all the questions you want. Have a look at their facilities if possible too. That should reassure you if it is a good course.

I tend to be very critical of education standards, but if you think the course is right for you, then it probably is. Just make sure that you’re not going to waste a year of your life, or even four. Good luck and let us know how you get on!