NCEA Level 2 Economics

12ECO
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Hamilton

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.


Pathway

NCEA Level 3 Economics

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$300 (approx.) for Wellington field trip


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.


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
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91223 v2 Economics 2.2 - Analyse international trade using economic concepts and models
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91224 v2 Economics 2.3 - Analyse economic growth using economic concepts and models
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91225 v2 Economics 2.4 - Analyse unemployment using economic concepts and models
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91226 v2 Economics 2.5 - Analyse statistical data relating to two contemporary economic issues
2
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91227 v2 Economics 2.6 - Analyse how government policies and contemporary economic issues interact
2
I
6
Y
6r
A.S. 91403 v2 Economics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of macro-economic influences on the New Zealand economy
3
E
6
Y
6r,6w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 6

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 32 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.