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Leaving Certificate 2023

Conducting the IIS - Individual Investigative Study

2023 IIS Brief

The brief for the Individual Investigative Study issued by the State Examinations Commission.

Updated Agricultural Science Information Note 2023

Agricultural Science Digital Coursework Booklet 2023

Circular Re. LC Practical Coursework (S70/22)

Assessment Arrangements for JC and LC Examinations 2023


The NCCA Guidelines for Completing the Individual Investigative Study

The guidelines for completing the Individual Investigative Study provides an overview of the coursework assessment for Agricultural Science, guidelines on the process for conducting the Individual Investigative Study, information on the role of teachers in supporting students in the process of completing the Individual Investigative Study, and information on the evidence of learning required.


The specification for Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science is set out in four strands of study, the first strand, Scientific Practices, is an overarching strand. There are eight cross-cutting themes permeating these strands.

Written Assessment

2022 Exam Papers
Higher level (English version)
Higher level (Irish version)
Ordinary Level (English version)
Ordinary level (Irish version)

2021 Exam Papers
Higher level (English version)
Higher level (Irish version)
Ordinary Level (English version)
Ordinary level (Irish version)

Sample Paper - Higher Level
Sample Paper - Ordinary Level

The State Examinations Commission released sample papers prior to the roll out of the new curriculum for both Ordinary & Higher Level Agricultural Science.

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