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Leaving Certificate 2022

Conducting the IIS - Individual Investigative Study

Reporting Booklet for the IIS

The report must be complete in this booklet. Detailed instructions are included at the start of the document.


SEC - Information Notes on Coursework


State Examinations information on coursework for new specifications - Agricultural Science, Computer Science, Economics, Physical Education.

2022 IIS Brief

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

Information Note to Completing the IIS
Information note in relation to the completion of Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science Individual Investigative Study 2022

Possible Approaches to the IIS

PDST have produced some example narratives for conducting the IIS in different contexts

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

Assessment Arrangements for Junior and Leaving Certificate 2022
Document highlighting the assessment arrangements for the 2022 exam.

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 have released sample papers for both Ordinary & Higher Level Agricultural Science.

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