Level 2 Economics

L2ECO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Williams

What will I learn and how will I learn?
In Level 2, students develop reasoning and analytical skills that will help them to present and interpret economic data and arguments in a clear and coherent manner. Students also learn to describe and measure these issues as well as understand their causes and possible effects. They also develop an awareness of policies that a government could implement to address the issues in the New Zealand economy.

Conditions of Assessment
Collection of evidence for the internally assessed standards can include, but is not restricted to, an extended task, an investigation, digital evidence (such as recorded interviews, blogs, photographs or film) or a portfolio of evidence. Assessment can be integrated into one activity that collects evidence towards two or three different standards from a programme of learning.  Evidence can also be collected over time from a range of linked activities (for example, in a portfolio). Authenticity of student evidence needs to be assured regardless of the method of collecting evidence.  

Submitting Internal Assessment
Depending on the nature of the assessment this can be electronic or hard copy. The mode depends on the assessment conditions.

Resubmission and Further Assessment Opportunities
Resubmissions can only be offered once and only when small errors or omissions need to be corrected in student work in a short period of time. There is no further teaching available. Further assessment opportunities are not available in every standard.

Level 2 Economics can lead to Level 3 Economics (a University Entrance approved subject), which is offered via E-Learning / Video Conferencing.


Course Overview

Term 1
Unemployment; Trade
KEY DATES: Week 9: AS91225

Term 2
Trade; Growth
KEY DATES: Week 9: Assessment

Term 3
Inflation; Government Policies
KEY DATES: Week 6: AS91227; Week 9-10: Derived Grade examinations

Term 4
NCEA Revision
KEY DATES: Week 5: NCEA examinations

Recommended Prior Learning

Preferably achievement in Demand, Supply and Market from Level 1 Economics. A reasonable level of literacy is required.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91222 v2 Economics 2.1 - Analyse inflation using economic concepts and models
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91223 v2 Economics 2.2 - Analyse international trade using economic concepts and models
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91224 v2 Economics 2.3 - Analyse economic growth using economic concepts and models
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91225 v2 Economics 2.4 - Analyse unemployment using economic concepts and models
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91227 v2 Economics 2.6 - Analyse how government policies and contemporary economic issues interact
2
I
6
Y
6r
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

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