Economics

Aims

  • To develop an interest in exploring human behaviour and social issues through an economic perspective
  • To understand the world in which they live through mastery of basic economic knowledge 
  • To enhance their general intellectual capacity for life-long learning, through developing their capacities in economic analysis, so that they possess the skills necessary for reasoning about issues and making rational choices  
  • To participate as informed and responsible citizens in the decision-making processes of a modern democratic society

Curriculum Content

G9 Curriculum 

Part of the G10 Economics curriculum is embedded in the subject Business Fundamentals. This provides students with an opportunity to grasp a basic understanding of the subject before their subject selection.

The following basic but important economic concepts will be introduced:

G9 Curriculumn

Senior Grade Curriculum

Apart from the NSS curriculum (HKDSE), our school also provides alternative pathways for students to choose from if they want to advance their studies overseas. Students can take the IGCSE Economics (0455) top-up programme in G10 and choose to study GCE A-Level Economics (9708) in G11 – 12.

In G10, all students will study the integrated curriculum of Economics. Common elements of the HKDSE and the IGCSE curriculums will be covered in G10.

Senior Grade Curriculum

A brief introduction to both the local and international curriculums is as follows:

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

Curriculum Framework

  Microeconomics Macroeconomics
Compulsory
  1. Basic Economic Concepts
  2. Firms and Production
  3. Market and Price
  4. Competition and Market Structure
  5. Efficiency, Equity and the Role of Government
  1. Measurement of Economic Performance
  2. National Income and Price Level
  3. Money and Banking
  4. Macroeconomic Problems and Policies
  5. International Trade and Finance
Elective Part 1:
Monopoly Pricing, Anti-competitive Behaviours and Competition Policy
Part 2: (Adopted in our school)
Extension of Trade Theory, Economic Growth and Development

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) (0455)

Curriculum Framework

  1. Basic economic problem
  2. The allocation of resources
  3. The individual as producer, consumer and borrower
  4. The private firm as producer and employer
  5. Role of government in economy
  6. Economic indicators
  7. Developed and developing economies
  8. International aspects

(Cambridge) General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level (9708)

Curriculum Framework

  1. Basic economic ideas and resource allocation
  2. The price system and the micro economy
  3. Government microeconomic intervention
  4. The macro economy
  5. Government macro intervention

 

 

Students having interactive class activity in lesson.
Students having interactive class activity in lesson.
Students visiting CUHK Economics Department Exhibition.
Students visiting CUHK Economics Department Exhibition.
Students awarded 2nd-runner-up in the “Econgraphic” Infographic Design Competition” jointly organised by CUHK and HKBU.
Students awarded 2nd-runner-up in the “Econgraphic” Infographic Design Competition” jointly organised by CUHK and HKBU.
Students awarded 2nd-runner-up in the “Econgraphic” Infographic Design Competition” jointly organised by CUHK and HKBU.
Students awarded 2nd-runner-up in the “Econgraphic” Infographic Design Competition” jointly organised by CUHK and HKBU.
Students joining EconBiz @ CUHK Business School, a summer programme jointly organised by CUHK Business School and Programme for Economic Education
Students joining EconBiz @ CUHK Business School, a summer programme jointly organised by CUHK Business School and Programme for Economic Education