Economics Level 2

This course builds on the progress made in Level 1 towards a career in Economics and many senior management roles. We strongly recommend this course for those wishing to study economics in Level 3 and/ or at tertiary level.

Economics Level 2 (Full Year) (L2ECONF)

Prior Learning: Level 1 Economics or at the discretion of the HOD
Future Pathways/Subjects: Level 3 Economics and Economics Scholarship
This course is designed for students who wish to understand how major events effect our economy and the possible responses open to the government. It covers the causes and remedies of unemployment, economic growth, the effects of inflation, and government policies within the economy.
EXTERNAL CREDITS: Level 1 8 credits; Level 3 6 credits

 Level  Credits  Lit / Num  Full Title  Method of
Assessment Opportunities Offered
 91225  2  4  L1 Lit Economics 2.4 – Analyse unemployment using economic concepts and models  Assignment
 91227  2  6  L1 Lit, R Lit Economics 2.6 – Analyse how government policies and contemporary economic issues interact  Assignment
 91222  2  4  L1 Lit, W Lit Economics 2.1 – Analyse inflation using economic concepts and models  Exam  External
 91224  2  4  L1 Lit, W Lit Economics 2.3 – Analyse economic growth using economic concepts and models  Exam  External
91403 3 6 Economics 3.5 – Demonstrate understanding of macroeconomic influences on the New Zealand economy Exam External


Vocational Pathways

rosette-fullThe NZ Qualifications Authority has identified six categories of jobs. The aim is to improve the relevance of learning for students by indicating how their learning and achievement is valued by broad sectors of the workforce. Vocational Pathways enables employers to assess whether potential employees’ skills align with their industry requirements more easily. This will be a real advantage when they look for work and training opportunities in the sector.

Students now have access to their personalised Vocational Profile on the NZQA website and it is important to students use this as a tool to plan their subjects.

More on vocational pathways can be found at  Vocational Pathways

  • Relevant Vocational Pathways links:
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing and Technology
  • Primary Industries
  • Service Industries
  • Social and Community Services
  • Creative Industries