NCEA Level 2 Economics

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Hamilton

Recommended Prior Learning

This course is independent from Level 1 Economics. Students may begin study at Level 2 provided they have gained Level 1 NCEA, including achievement standard literacy and numeracy requirements.

The focus at Level 2 is Macro-economic Concepts. Students use economic models and concepts to analyse causes and effects of the major issues of: growth, unemployment, inflation and trade.

Typically students will complete two internal assessments (unemployment and government policies) worth 10 credits then choose two of the three external topics (inflation, trade and growth) worth 8 credits.

Other standards listed below depend on the students prior learning, current programme of study and future intentions.




NCEA Level 3 Economics

Career Pathways

Finance Manager, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Business Analyst, Building and Construction Manager, Urban/Regional Planner, Elected Government Representative, Civil Engineer, Foreign Policy Officer, Environmental Scientist, Economist, Importer/Exporter, Financial Adviser, Forest Manager, Market Research Analyst, Policy Analyst, Management Consultant, Data Analyst

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$300 (approx.) for Wellington field trip