Economics examines the choices people make about the use of limited resources to satisfy unlimited wants. By doing this we explore issues around sustainability, enterprise, citizenship and globalisation.


Students will learn to explain how goods and services are produced and consumed with the aim to improve people’s standard of living. 


Level 1

Students learn the basics of demand and supply, and how producers and consumers interact in a market. They will learn about decision making and how to market a new or existing product.


Level 2

Students explore how the global economy works and focus on learning about inflation, trade and economic growth. As well as this, they examine unemployment in New Zealand and government policies that can help improve our economy.

Level 3

The Level 3 course combines what is learnt at Level 1 and 2. Students look in more detail at macro and micro economic concepts.


Economics can lead to a range of further study options and career opportunities including jobs in:

  • Government
  • Council
  • Finance
  • Consulting
  • Research
  • Journalism
  • Business
  • Trading