Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Level 3 Economics

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms K. Browning.

Recommended Prior Learning

Literacy and Numeracy NCEA Level 2 are required - or approval must be given by Ms Browning. Please consult with her. Students who have taken Level 2 Economics will be at a significant advantage.

Looking ahead to a career in business, finance, or government policy? Aiming for a degree/diploma in Commerce? Then 3 Economics will give you the advantage you need! In this course we look at market forces, consumer choice, and the decision-making of firms. We also look at market failure and the role of government in our economy. If that all sounds like a foreign language to you, don’t worry: by the end of the course it won’t. You’ll be able to interpret and comment on current economic issues, explain your economic thinking logically and clearly, and maybe even run for Prime Minister ;)

[Yes, this course gives you both reading and writing credits towards University Entrance. Woohoo!]

Learning Areas:

Commerce, Tikanga ā-iwi - Social Sciences

Career Pathways

Market Research Analyst, Mortgage Broker, Office Manager, Policy Analyst, Tertiary Lecturer, Project Manager, Management Consultant, Marketing Specialist, Urban/Regional Planner, Data Analyst, Elected Government Representative, Quantity Surveyor, Accountant, Auditor, Accounts Officer, Demonstrator, Actuary, Finance Manager, Foreign Policy Officer, Economist, Retail Manager, Statistician, Financial Adviser, Insurance Loss Adjuster, Bank Worker