Economics is an understanding of contemporary economic issues allowing students to:

  • comprehend the impact of interest rates, share value and the Australian dollar on Australians and the economy in general
  • recognise fluctuations in global and Australian economies and the effects on business
  • understand why levels of employment vary
  • consider how to use economic thinking to preserve the natural environment
  • analyse, synthesise and evaluate information from a variety of sources
  • communicate findings and ideas in a variety of forms.

The NESA economics page contains the syllabus and support materials including a sample assessment schedule, information about the HSC exam specifications and assessment requirements as well as standards packages and past papers.

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