Level 2 Economics

Course Description

At this level, students will study the issues that result from the market that operates in New Zealand today. They will explore some of the major aspects of our modern economy, such as employment, trade, economic growth, inflation, and inequality. 

Students will be able to define, measure, and understand the causes and identify the effects of these issues. From this, they will look at some of the possible policies that a government may implement to address these issues.

Recommended Prior Learning

To be accepted for this course students must have earned NCEA Level 1 or have TIC (Teacher in Charge) approval.


Economics is an academic subject and complements a number of other disciplines.
Business Studies, Economics, and Accounting are courses that can lead on to careers such as business
management, journalism, politics, banking, valuation, accountancy, law, etc.


Please note that courses will go ahead only if student numbers, staffing, and timetabling allow it.  Where a subject is oversubscribed, and there are insufficient numbers or resources to create an extra class, a ballot system may be applied.  


The Board of Trustees has again asked to opt into the Ministry of Education donation scheme. Doing so resulted in the ability to waive student fee donations. Kaiapoi High School aims to deliver quality educational courses over and above those that which is funded by the Ministry. It is likely the School will opt into the donation scheme for 2023, however parental contribution for the costs of trips and activities where participation is optional, and/or components not covered by the Government grant, may be requested. We appreciate the financial support our families make to the School.