NCEA Level 2 Economics 201

ECO201
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Munro

Economics 201

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. Students will be challenged to find solutions to current macro-economic issues, such as unemployment, poverty, low economic growth, inflation and overuse of natural resources. Students will use economic models (both macro and micro) to enable critical thinking about the real world to be able to explain the real world and make predictions. 

By studying Economics, students will learn to value all cultures and the contributions they make to economies. For example, a student might study the impact of immigration on the economy and what skills different immigrants bring to New Zealand. Such critical thinking skills are highly valued in global job markets.


Pathway

NCEA Level 3 Business Studies 301, NCEA Level 3 Economics 301

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Workbook (price to be confirmed)

A one day to visit economic organisations in Wellington city


Recommended Prior Learning

Preferable : 12 credits in Level 1 Economics. Students who have not studied Economics at Level 1 will need permission from the TIC of Economics to take this course.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

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
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91224 v2 Economics 2.3 - Analyse economic growth using economic concepts and models
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91225 v2 Economics 2.4 - Analyse unemployment using economic concepts and models
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91226 v2 Economics 2.5 - Analyse statistical data relating to two contemporary economic issues
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91227 v2 Economics 2.6 - Analyse how government policies and contemporary economic issues interact
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
6
Y
6r
Total Credits

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