Learning
Economics

Learning Area: Humanities

Subject Description

In Year 10 Economics students describe how resources are allocated and distributed in the Australian economy and the way economic performance is measured. They provide explanations for variations in economic performance and standards of living within and between economies. Students explain the importance of managing consumer and business financial risks and rewards and analyse the different strategies that may be used when making decisions. They explain the nature of innovation and why businesses need to create a competitive advantage. Students discuss ways that this may be achieved and the enterprising behaviours and capabilities that could be developed by individuals to assist the work and business environments. Students analyse the reasons why and how the work environment is changing and discuss the implications this has for individuals, businesses and the economy. Students identify economics and business trends, explain relationships and make predictions. They generate alternative responses to familiar, unfamiliar and complex problems taking into account multiple perspectives, and using cost-benefit analysis and appropriate criteria to propose and justify a course of action. Students analyse the intended and unintended effects of economic and business decisions and the potential consequences of alternative actions.develop these skills.

Areas of Study  

  • The Australian Economy; Boundaries and Goals
  • The Australian Stock Exchange
  • Technical Change; Digital Disruption

 

Curriculum Strands

  • Economic allocation and making choices
  • The business environment
  • Consumer and financial literacy
  • Work and work futures
  • Enterprising behaviours and capabilities
  • Reasoning and interpretation

 

Assessment  

  • Media Blog
  • Test and ASX Game
  • Individual Research
  • Group Video
  • Semester Examination