Economics Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs D. Sawyer

L2 Economics

 The course covers at least 4 of the issues which face the NZ Economy. This extends out to all western market/mixed economy models. The concepts covered are: Inflation, International Trade, Economic Growth, Employment, and students are encouraged and required to seek issues related to the economy as enquiry based learning. The course also looks at potential solutions to the problems we face and the dilemmas facing the Government when they adopt policy. As budding economists we use economics modelling and statistical analysis as tools.

Topics covered include:

  1. Inflation

  2. International Trade

  3. Economic Growth

  4. Unemployment

  5. Government Policies

  6. Contemporary economics issues

Recommended Prior Learning

No prerequisites required but a reasonable level of literacy and numeracy (Level 1) would be a help. Interest in current events is key to excellence.

Assessment Information

Throughout the year there will be an opportunity of sitting 3 internal assessment standards and 3 external achievement standards. The course offers 26 credits.


Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.