Level 2 Economics
Teacher in Charge: Mr B. Peel
Year 12 Economics allows you to understand the big questions that all countries must address – how to improve international trade and economic growth, control inflation and unemployment. We also give you the opportunity to suggest government policy to address economic problems.
This course will be of particular interest to those considering careers in journalism, financial services (such as banking and investment management) and public policy (such as national or local government).
You will also get the chance to travel to Wellington to visit all the major government departments. Opportunities for extension students include the RBNZ Monetary Policy Challenge and NZ Economics Competition.
You will learn to:
• predict and analyse inflation, growth and trade in New Zealand
• explain recessions, booms and depressions
• use economic data to describe how well the New Zealand economy is performing
• debate government policies – get your ideas out there
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Workbook costing approximately $41 and a trip to Wellington costing approximately $450 (includes two nights' accommodation and flights)
Recommended Prior LearningA minimum of 7 credits in level 1 Economics Achievement Standards or at the discretion of the Head of Department.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.