Level 3 Economics

Course Description

This course is designed as an introduction to some key theoretical ideas in economics. 

It looks at the individual and their behaviour, production decisions, business, government, and the international situation. The approach taken is to indicate these ideas through the use of graphical analysis and discussion. 

Recommended Prior Learning

To be accepted for this course students must have earned NCEA Level 2 or have HOF 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.