Level 1 Economics and Business Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr B. Megson


Economics is the study of how people as individuals and groups satisfy their needs by allocating and managing scarce resources. There are many career options either within Economics, in the private sector or with government agencies, both within New Zealand and overseas. It also enables you to enter the workforce as an employee or become a self-employed entrepreneur. 

The study of business is about how individuals and groups of people organise, plan, and act to create and develop goods and services to satisfy customers. The knowledge and skills gained in Business Studies can help shape ‘creative, energetic and enterprising young people’ who will contribute to New Zealand’s economic future.

Students will also do a “Market Day” using real money to hopefully make a profit. This standard is worth 6 credits.

Learning Areas:



Level 2 Economics

Supplementary Materials/ Equipment

$25 Optional workbook

Pathway Tags

Cook, Mining Engineer, Accountant, Auditor, Actuary, Finance Manager, Retail Manager, Statistician, Baker, Hotel/Motel Manager, Cafe Worker, Property Manager, Butcher, Waiter/Waitress, Cafe/Restaurant Manager, Urban/Regional Planner, Kitchenhand, Chef, Elected Government Representative, Event Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Demonstrator, Dietitian, Foreign Policy Officer, Workplace Relations Adviser, Sports Coach/Official, Early Childhood Teacher, Environmental Scientist, Economist, Human Resources Adviser, Energy/Carbon Auditor, Financial Adviser, Food Technologist, Forestry Scientist, Health Promoter, Health Services Manager, Mortgage Broker, Nanny/Child Carer, Policy Analyst, Real Estate Agent, Secondary School Teacher, Valuer


Course Selection is confirmed at the start of 2022.  You can change the courses you have selected up until the start of next year provided there are still spaces in the course you wish to change to.

Some courses may become unavailable due to the number of students taking the courses or changes in staffing.

New courses may also be introduced, in which case you will be notified and given the opportunity to select the new course.