Year 10 Economics and Business
This course looks at how individuals, families, communities, workers, businesses and governments allocate resources.
Information overload, lack of time and other things detract from your pursuit of a high-quality life. However, this course will give you tools to combat these things. We also aim to empower you to confidently step into adulthood. As a result, you will be able to manage efficiently, live practically and lead responsibly.
We will not cover historic economic events.
What do you do?
You learn about the process of economic and business decision-making at the personal, local, national, regional and global levels and the effects of these decisions on themselves and others, now and in the future.
What skills do you develop?
- learn about broad social and economic influences on people’s wellbeing
- become more aware of how factors besides money improve our lives
- understand the terms necessary to interpret economic data
- apply this understanding when comparing information which can drive important decisions.
- learn how to factor and weigh up tangible and intangible qualities in decision-making
- understand how psychological and physiological priorities affect these decisions
- incorporate the concept of opportunity cost
- apply a cost-benefit analysis to better inform a decision.
- improve financial literacy
- understand how social and psychological factors influence money behaviour
- learn about exchange rates and banking
- gain insight into how to protect yourself from identity theft and scams.
- learn about and reflect on our entrepreneurial skills
- identify how companies gain an advantage over one another
- consider how corporations can help and improve the communities they exist in
- discuss how innovation and technology influence the ways we live and do business.
Internet is needed to access this course. Work will be completed and submitted online weekly.
Meet Joanna Liakos
Year 8 and 10 Economics and Business teacher
Year 7 and 9 Civics and Citizenship teacher
I love working with a range of students who each have a unique story. I’m constantly inspired by my students who have different challenges, yet are willing to move forward and overcome them. I am passionate about the importance of good decision making and hope I can be significant in my students’ learning journey.