NCEA Level 3 Economics

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Hamilton

Recommended Prior Learning

At least 7 external credits from Level 1 Economics. Level 2 Economics study is an advantage. All students should have passed a L2 Social Sciences or English subject.

Students should have passed an Achievement Stand Social Sciences and/or English Course at Level 2

The focus at Level 3 is complex Micro-Economics. The key areas of study include efficiency and equity and government intervention. This is followed by a case study of a NZ industry (eg forestry, apiculture) that covers 1-3 standards from both Economics and Business Studies.

     Study Economics @ Otago
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   Study Economics @ University of Canterbury

All students will complete the two Economics internal assessments (worth 10 credits) and at least one Economics external assessment to gain 14 credits towards university entrance. Other standards listed below depend on the students prior learning, programme of study and future intentions.



Career Pathways

Finance Manager, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Business Analyst, Statistician, Bank Worker, Building and Construction Manager, Urban/Regional Planner, Managing Director/Chief Executive, Elected Government Representative, Civil Engineer, Journalist, Technical Writer, Foreign Policy Officer, Environmental Scientist, Economist, Human Resources Adviser, Importer/Exporter, Financial Adviser, Forest Manager, Market Research Analyst, Policy Analyst, Tertiary Lecturer, Project Manager, Management Consultant, Data Analyst