Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Level 2 Economics

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms K. Browning.

Recommended Prior Learning

Literacy and Numeracy NCEA Level 1 are required - or approval must be given by Ms Browning. Please consult with her. Students who have taken Level 1 Economics will be at a significant advantage.

Ever imagined yourself in business? Going global? Investing, trading in currencies, making millions? Then 2 Economics is the course for you! We look at the what, why, and how of major economic issues facing New Zealand: inflation, unemployment, trade, growth, government policies, and how they affect us all. By the end of this course you’ll even understand what our political parties are talking about, and if there's sufficient demand for a Commerce trip to Wellington you may get to see it in action. Better yet, you’ll be able to make informed decisions about your own political views - perfect timing, given we will have just been through an election!

Learning Areas:

Commerce, Tikanga ā-iwi - Social Sciences


Level 3 Economics

Economics provides a great base knowledge for anyone who is thinking about getting into a career in Commerce, government policy, or even just understanding the way our economy works.

Career Pathways

Market Research Analyst, Mortgage Broker, Policy Analyst, Tertiary Lecturer, Management Consultant, Urban/Regional Planner, Data Analyst, Elected Government Representative, Quantity Surveyor, Accountant, Auditor, Demonstrator, Finance Manager, Foreign Policy Officer, Economist, Statistician, Importer/Exporter, Financial Adviser, Bank Worker

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Optional field trip to Wellington - approx. $550.