New Guidelines for Individual Investigative Study

The State Examinations Commission have published revised guidelines for the completion of the Individual Investigative Study (IIS) in Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science 2021. The revised guidelines include a series of concessions and adjustments to how the IIS can be carried out in class including the ability to work in groups to collect data and in the use of secondary data to validate results. IASTA were not consulted nor given prior knowledge of the new arrangements before the guidelines were published.

If teachers would like to comment on the new arrangements to IASTA please email

The revised guidelines can be viewed here.

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