NCEA Level 2 Economics

12ECO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: K. Moffett

Level 2 Economics introduces current macroeconomic issues that are of importance to all New Zealanders. These include how to grow the economy, how to create jobs and reduce unemployment, how to keep prices stable, how to build trading relationships with other countries and how to reduce inequality. Students will gain the skills to recognise various perspectives and values as well as understand how government policies may be used to support these goals.

Content/Skills:

  • Economic growth;
  • Employment;
  • International trade;
  • Inflation;
  • Special interest topic - child poverty in NZ; and
  • Government policies to achieve economic goals.

This course leads to a University Entrance approved subject.


Pathway

NCEA Level 3 Economics

Recommended Prior Learning

14 credits in Level 1 Economics or equivalent.

This course is recommended if you intend continuing with this subject at Level 3 (Year 13).


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91222 v2 Economics 2.1 - Analyse inflation using economic concepts and models
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91224 v2 Economics 2.3 - Analyse economic growth using economic concepts and models
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91225 v2 Economics 2.4 - Analyse unemployment using economic concepts and models
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91227 v2 Economics 2.6 - Analyse how government policies and contemporary economic issues interact
2
I
6
Y
6r
A.S. 91228 v2 Economics 2.7 - Analyse a contemporary economic issue of special interest using economic concepts and models
2
I
4
Y
4r
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

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Disclaimer

For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.