Economics

Level 3 Economics COURSE OUTLINE. Click here for course Year Plan, Click here for online learning

*UE Literacy credits (R) = 20

*UE Literacy credits (W) = 10

What should I have already achieved?

10 credits at NCEA Level 2 Economics or UE Literacy. An interest in studying Economics at Tertiary level.

What will I learn?

Economics investigates how the New Zealand economy works and how people choose to use what they

have in order to get what they want. Economics is part of everyday life and is an important part of

political and social debate. Understanding economic ideas will help you answer questions such as

  • why do we have to pay tax?
  • why are prices going up?
  • what is the point of government?
  • why does the exchange rate keep changing?

Students who study Economics discover the reasons behind the news headlines and are able to explain

the changes that are taking place in our economy and society. Students find they are more able to

participate in political debate as a result of understanding economic ideas.

How will this course be assessed?

Learning in Economics will be assessed through both internal and external achievement standards. The

focus is on learning the skills that are needed to explain how our economy works and how government

policies affect our economy and society.

Will there be any FAO? (Further Assessment Opportunities)

No

What are the course costs? $28.00 for workbooks. $18.00 for revision book.