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    Year 11 General Economics – G1ECO & G2ECO

    Unit 1 – Money Smart

    The focus for this unit is personal economics and finance. To survive economically, people need to have basic economic and financial knowledge. This course will introduce students to budget planning and skills needed to select loans and invest money.

    This unit may assist you in developing an understanding about using credit and credit cards, how to save and spend income wisely, how the financial system works and how banks affect our saving and investment decisions. You will also look at different types of investment and will have an opportunity to play the ASX stock market game.

    Unit cost: $35.00

     

    Unit 2 – Small Business Economics

    This unit explores the importance of businesses in the economy.  It looks closely at the way businesses advertise their products and manage risks as well as deal with any challenges including government regulation and policy.

    You will be given the opportunity to develop a business plan and experience what it is like to operate a small business venture through the $20 Entrepreneur initiative.

    Unit cost: $35.00

     

    Year 11 ATAR Economics – A1ECO & A2ECO

    Prerequisite: a “C” Grade in a Humanities subject is preferred.

    Microeconomics

    The focus for this unit is Markets. It explores the key role markets play in determining the wellbeing of individuals and society, as well as the limitations of markets. The emphasis is on understanding the operation of real world markets that are relevant to students.

    This course is also offered as a flexible iLearn course. As an online course, it provides you with opportunities to use and develop ICT skills. Only minimal computer hardware and internet access is needed to access the course.

    Course cost: $35.00
    iLearn cost: $50.00

     

    Macroeconomics

    The focus for this unit is Macroeconomics. It is an introduction to macroeconomics and the government’s role in the economy. It explores macroeconomic issues such as economic growth, inflation and unemployment with a focus on the Australian economy.

    This course is also offered as a flexible iLearn course. As an online course, it provides you with opportunities to use and develop ICT skills. Only minimal computer hardware and internet access is needed to access the course.

    Course cost: $35.00
    iLearn cost: $50.00

    Year 11 ATAR Modern History – A1HIM & A2HIM

    Prerequisite: a “C” Grade in a Humanities course is preferred.

    Unit 1 – Understanding the Modern World: Capitalism – the American Experience 1907–1941

    In this unit, students examine the idea of capitalism as experienced in the USA which has helped to define the modern world. Students will explore crucial changes which resulted in the transformation of production, capitalism and consumption, transport and communications and the challenges that this has posed to US society and the government.

    Unit Cost: $35
    iLearn Unit Cost: $50

    Unit 2 – Movements for change: Nazism in Germany

    This unit investigates the ways in which individuals, groups and institutions have challenged existing political structures, accepted social organisation, and prevailing economic models, to transform societies.

    The unit will focus on the interesting phenomenon of the rise of Nazi Germany, the magnetic personality of Adolf Hitler and the coming of war.

    Unit Cost: $35
    iLearn Unit Cost: $50

    Year 12 General Economics – GTECO

    Prerequisite: a minimum “C” grade in a Humanities course.

    Unit 3 Microeconomics

    This unit explores the theory that markets are an efficient way to allocate scarce resources, using real world markets with an emphasis on the Australian economy. When the forces of demand and supply do not allocate and price resources in a way that society would regard as efficient, market failure can occur. You will examine examples of market failure, along with a range of government policy options that can be applied to achieve more desirable outcomes. You are also introduced to the language of economics and the use of theories and models to explain and interpret economic events and issues.

    Unit 4 Macroeconomics

    This unit explores the government’s role in a modified market economy and Australia’s recent (the last ten years) and contemporary (the last three years) macroeconomic performance. It also explores the cyclical fluctuations in the level of economic activity that result in the economy which, in turn, have implications for economic growth, inflation and unemployment.

    This course is also offered as a flexible iLearn course.

    Unit Pair Cost: $70.00
    iLearn Unit Pair Cost: $100.00

    Year 12 ATAR Economics – ATECO 

    Prerequisite: a minimum “C” grade in Year 11 ATAR Economics.

    Unit 3: Australia and the global economy
    This course encourages you to become aware of contemporary economic issues and problems, and to develop skills of economic analysis. It explores the linkages between economies and the concepts of globalisation, trade liberalisation and protection in relation to the Australian economy. You will examine Australia’s trade, the recording of international transactions and the impact of these transactions on the Australian economy.

    You will also examine the effects of changes in Australia’s economic transactions with the rest of the world using recent (the last ten years) and contemporary (the last three years) economic data, together with economic models.

    Unit 4: Economic policies and management
    The unit explores how economic policies and actions, such as fiscal policy, monetary policy and microeconomic policy operate in the pursuit of the Australian Government’s economic objectives. You will examine the effects of the operation of policies in Australia using economic models along with recent (the last ten years) and contemporary (the last three years) economic data. Students apply the language, theories and tools of economics to develop a critical perspective on the role of these policies in the current Australian Government policy mix.

    Unit Pair Cost: $70
    iLearn Unit Pair Cost: $100

    Prerequisite: a minimum “C” grade in a Humanities course.

    Unit 3: Modern nations in the 20th century
    This unit focuses on China 1935–1989 (the Long March to the Tiananmen Massacre). It examines the characteristics of modern China in the 20th century. You will investigate crises that challenged the stability of China, the path of development that was taken and the social, economic and political order that was established.

    In examining the ways in which China has dealt with internal divisions and external threats, you will emerge with a deeper understanding of the character of modern China.

    Unit 4: The modern world since 1945
    The focus for this unit is the changing European world since 1945. You will explore the power of ideas and ideologies as forces for change and/or their use to reinforce dominant elements in society. This unit examines some significant features of the modern world within the period 1945–2001 that will help to build your understanding of the contemporary world; that is, why we are here at this point in time.

    Attention is given to changes to the nature of the world order: shifting international tensions, alliances and the emergence of power blocs. The nature of various conflicts and regional and international attempts to create peace and security will also be studied.

    Unit Pair Cost: $70
    iLearn Unit Pair Cost: $100