11 Economics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Tasneem

This course is designed to develop a broad understanding of how individuals and groups:

  • choose to satisfy their wants by the allocation and management of resources in the context of the New Zealand economy
  • interact as consumers and producers in the market and the New Zealand economy.

The course of study consists of:

  • the role of producers in the economy and the effects on their output decisions (with the possibility of a trip to a factory to observe their production process)
  • the role of consumers in the economy and the influences on their demand (consumer choices, using scarcity and/or demand)
  • the interaction which occurs between producers and consumers in the markets and the New Zealand economy, including the role of the government
  • how a significant cultural or sporting event affects the New Zealand economy
  • the effect of current events on the New Zealand economy.
  • topical issues affecting NZ as well as the global economy.

Learning Areas:

Social Sciences

Assessment Policy & Procedures

12 Business Studies, 12 Economics

Level 2 and 3 Economics, tertiary degree courses at University or Polytechnic.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

We strongly recommend the purchase of an Economics workbook as a learning enhancement for around $30.

Field trips such as factory visits are used to enhance the learning for certain economic concepts. These field visits are voluntary but highly recommended. Costs vary.

Description Type Value
Level 1 Economics Workbook Voluntary $30.00
Factory Visit Voluntary $20.00

Pathway Tags

Finance Manager, Teacher, Statistician, Economist, Financial Advisor, Policy Analyst


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.