ASHS Coursebook: 1ECO (Level 1 Economics)
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What is this course about?
Economics is the study of how people manage the earth's scarce resources. Have you ever wondered why:
- Petrol prices change so much?
- A house that was sold for $700000 a year ago is now worth $800000?
- A carbon tax could help the problem of global warming?
Economics will help to answer these questions. You will learn about economics models such as the supply and demand model that are used around the world to help to explain what is happening in the economy.
What will I learn?
You will learn the following;
- what factors affect a consumer's demand for a product
- how producers use resources to create products
- the demand and supply model
- how the government controls the distribution of resources
- how the different sectors in an economy interact
You will also learn valuable skills such as drawing and interpreting graphs, interpreting economic models and understanding economic terminology.
What sorts of things will I do?
You will do the following things during this course
- look at why some products are more popular than others
- look at why some producers can produce at a lower cost than other producers
- investigate how the government tries to control certain markets
What standards can I enter?
|NCEA Level:||Standard Number:||Domain||Name of standard:||Version Number:||Credits:||Assessment:||
|| Demonstrate understanding of the interdependence of sectors of the New Zealand economy
||Wk 8 Term 1|
|| Demonstrate understanding of a government choice where affected groups have different viewpoints
||Wk 6 Term 2|
||Economics|| Demonstrate understanding of decisions a producer makes about production
||Wk 2 Term 3|
|| Demonstrate understanding of consumer choices, using scarcity and/or demand
||end of year exams|
|| Demonstrate understanding of producer choices using supply
|| end of year exams|
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Students will choose (in consultation with their teacher) from the standards above. Some of the standards will be optional.
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Frequently asked questions:
What sort of jobs would studying Economics be advantageous for?
Any of the following
- Business related positions such as being an entrepreneur or managing a business
- Finance e.g. Banking
- Real Estate