NCEA L2 Economics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. Thomas

Recommended Prior Learning

Students should have gained their NCEA level 1 with at least a Merit endorsement.

In Level 2 Economics students will consider how New Zealanders are affected by the economic decision-making of individuals, communities, businesses and government agencies in New Zealand and overseas. The focus is on current Economics in New Zealand using models and concepts to consider the impacts of economic events.

Students will study the following topics: 

Analyse Inflation  

Analyse Economic Growth

Understand Government policies and their impact on the NZ Economy 

Analyse Unemployment

Analyse special interest topics eg. Housing, trade, tourism, 

Students will also have the opportunity to travel to Wellington to visit places of Economic importance. This may include Parliament, Treasury, Reserve Bank, Trade me, Sharsies etc.

Course Overview

Term 1
Circular Flow model and the basis for Macro Economics
Inflation - External
Start special interest topic - Internal

Term 2
Finish special interest - Internal
Economic Growth - External

Term 3
Government policies - Internal

Term 4
Revision for external examination

Learning Areas:

NCEA Level 2, Social Sciences - Tikanga ā Iwi


NCEA L3 Economics

Career Pathways

Accountant, Auditor, Finance Manager, Retail Manager, Hotel/Motel Manager, Property Manager, Urban/Regional Planner, Elected Government Representative, Event Manager, Foreign Policy Officer, Workplace Relations Adviser, Early Childhood Teacher, Environmental Scientist, Human Resources Adviser, Energy/Carbon Auditor, Financial Adviser, Mortgage Broker, Real Estate Agent, Secondary School Teacher, Statistician, Economist, Policy Analyst, Tertiary Lecturer, Valuer, Managing Director/Chief Executive