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- Business Studies, as the name suggests, is about how individuals and groups of people organise, plan and act to create and develop goods and services to satisfy customers.
- Classical Studies begins at NCEA Level 2 focussing on Ancient Greece and looking at literature, art and socio-political life. For NCEA Level 3 the focus shifts to Ancient Rome.
- Economics begins at NCEA Level 1 looking at the interaction between consumers and producers as well as the impact of government decisions. NCEA Level 2 looks at international inflation, trade and economic growth and in NCEA Level 3 the focus is on resource allocation and macro-economics.
- General Social Sciences is a senior course that is adapted to meet the needs and interests of students who do not meet the prerequisites of the specialist senior Social Science programmes. It is not a University Entrance course.
- Geography begins in NCEA Level 1 looking at extreme natural events, global events and contemporary geographical issues. At NCEA Level 2, the focus broadens to include natural landscapes and differences in development. The NCEA Level 3 programme builds on these themes and also brings in natural processes and contemporary events.
- History in NCEA Levels 1 and 2 surveys a number of significant 20th century events, from World War II to the Cold War, the Israel-Palestine conflict, Black Civil Rights and the rise of Trump. In NCEA Level 3 the focus shifts to 19th century New Zealand, locating this country’s history in its international context.
- Tourism begins with NCEA Level 2 by looking at local and international features of tourism, including business models, impacts and careers. The NCEA Level 3 course places a focus on New Zealand, Pacific and Australian tourism. This is not a university approved subject.