Garin College Garin College

Level 2 Economics

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: M. Gray.

Entry Guidelines

The best preparation for this course is to study Level 1 Economics and gain the L1 NCEA Numeracy requirements. Entry without meeting this can be discussed with the Teacher in Charge or Head of Faculty.

A practical and theoretical economic approach to the world around us, looking at how we as individuals and member or groups fit into society. An in-depth look at issues facing us and the New Zealand economy as the course focuses on trade, growth and inflation.

Future Pathways:

Why study Economics?

Economics is about choice and the impact of our choices for each other. It relates to every aspect of our lives, from the decisions we make as individuals or families to the structures created by governments and firms.

Economics offers the tools with which to approach questions and how to make well – informed decisions about the desirability of individual ideas or the likely impacts of public policies. You will acquire problem-solving skills and develop a logical, ordered way of looking at problems.

Economics is important for many areas of society. It can help improve living standards and make society a better place, in turn, it can also make things worse. It partly depends on the priorities of society and what we consider most important.

Economics leads naturally to careers in business, law, research and consulting, marketing, communications or working within the Government.

Standards no longer offered for assessment as part of the core Economics Level 2 course:

A.S. 91224 v2 Economics 2.3 - Analyse economic growth using economic concepts and models


Social Science


Level 3 Economics

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Workbook – $25


An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.

All approvals for courses through this system are subject to satisfactory achievement in remaining internal standards and external examinations. Course Confirmation Day will run at the start of next year, where final approval for each course will be confirmed.