Year 10 Economics and Business

Year 10 Economics and Business


Staff Contact – Judy Hickey (Humanities Co-ordinator)


Course Outline

In Year 10 Economics and Business, students are empowered to shape their social and economic futures and to contribute to the development of prosperous, sustainable and equitable Australian and global economies. They study of economics and business develops the knowledge, understanding and skills that will equip students to secure their financial futures and to participate in and contribute to the wellbeing and sustainability of the economy, the environment and society. Through studying economics and business, students learn to make informed decisions and to appreciate the interdependence of decisions made within economic systems, including the effects of these decisions on consumers, businesses, governments and other economies, and on environmental and social systems.

Course Content


Students undertake studies based around the following key questions:

  1. How is the performance of an economy measured?
  2. Why do variations in economic performance in different countries exist?
  3. What strategies do governments use to manage economic performance?
  4. How do governments, businesses and individuals respond to changing economic conditions?
  5. What economic decisions does someone under the age of 25 have, and what is the best way to navigate this decision making?



Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:


  1. Assessment Type 1: FOLIO – Economics and Business Knowledge and Understanding (50%)
  2. Assessment Type 2: PRACTICAL – Economics and Business Skills (50%)