NCEA Level 2 Economics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: K. Moffett

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).

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.


  • 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.


Social Science


NCEA Level 3 Economics