12ECO

12 Economics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Tasneem

Economic theories are examined and looked at in relation to the New Zealand economy and the world. The opportunity is provided for stimulating discussion on a wide range of economic issues. Current events and issues that affect New Zealand are studied including how world events may impact on New Zealand. An optional overseas trip is held, where possible, to study the economic/business relationships between New Zealand and other countries. The course will be related to up to date and recent economic events.
An in-depth study is made of how the following occur and affect the New Zealand economy:
trade, unemployment, inflation, current economic issues, with connections to government and equality issues.

Skills taught include:

  • the ability to understand and apply economic concepts
  • how to use economic models and interpret statistics
  • the understanding of the causes and effects of economic events and government policies.

Pathway

Leads to Level 3 Economics or any other Business related course, and BCom, BA university degrees. It can lead on to careers in commerce, marketing, business administration, banking, research, town planning, policy making, teaching, financial services.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91222 v2
NZQA Info
Economics 2.1 - Analyse inflation using economic concepts and models
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91225 v2
NZQA Info
Economics 2.4 - Analyse unemployment using economic concepts and models
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91227 v2
NZQA Info
Economics 2.6 - Analyse how government policies and contemporary economic issues interact
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91228 v2
NZQA Info
Economics 2.7 - Analyse a contemporary economic issue of special interest using economic concepts and models
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 18
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 18
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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Disclaimer

We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.

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