L3ECO

Economics Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr B. Choromanski


The economics course at Level 3 will enable students to attain economic literacy and understanding which will allow them to develop a continuing interest in contemporary economic issues. The skill of reasoning clearly by means of analytical techniques will allow students to present and interpret economic data and arguments in a clear and concise manner.

General
This course aims to:
1.Demonstrate understanding of the efficiency of market equilibrium
2.Demonstrate understanding of the efficiency of different market structures using marginal analysis
3.Demonstrate understanding of micro-economic concepts
4.Demonstrate understanding of government interventions to correct market failures
5.Demonstrate understanding of macro-economic influences on the New Zealand economy

This level of study is organised into five major Topics.
Theme 1 The Conceptual basis of Economics
You will demonstrate an understanding of Market Equilibrium, different Market Structures using Marginal Analysis, Understand Micro-Economic Concept, Understand how Government intervenes to correct Market Failures and understand Macro-Economic influences on New Zealand Economy.
Theme 2 Processing
You will learn how to process, present and analyse statistical data in relation to two contemporary economic issues.
Theme 3 Economic Models
The economic models assessed will be selected from the supply and demand model for the goods and /or service markets, resource markets (e.g. labour market) and internationally traded goods markets. For a comprehensive understanding, candidates may be required to demonstrate an understanding of elasticity concepts.
Theme 4 Government Interventions
Demonstrate understanding of government interventions to correct market failures.
Theme 5 Macro-economic influences
Demonstrate understanding of macro-economic influences on the New Zealand economy

This course may be offered at St. Dominics. This will depend on student choice at both schools.

Recommended Prior Learning

Achievement of: 15 Credits in Level 2 in Economics

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91399 v2
NZQA Info
Economics 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of the efficiency of market equilibrium
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91400 v2
NZQA Info
Economics 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the efficiency of different market structures using marginal analysis
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91401 v2
NZQA Info
Economics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of micro-economic concepts
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91403 v2
NZQA Info
Economics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of macro-economic influences on the New Zealand economy
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r,6w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 19
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.