Why study Leaving Cert Economics?
Economics is a subject that will give you a different perspective on how you view the world. It forms the basis for the government to make decisions, companies to employ people and for people to spend or not to spend. It is a social science and part of our every day life.
Brief outline of course
The Leaving Cert Programme is divided into two sections – Micro and Macro Economics.
Micro Economics deals with the economy on a small scale. It studies the producer and how they decide what to produce, what price to charge and what quantity to supply. It studies consumer behaviour and the factors that affect the demand for goods and services. It deals with the factors of production of land, labour, capital and enterprise.
Macro Economics deals with the economic issues at a national and international level. It looks at money and banking, the role of the government, inflation, international trade, etc.
There are five periods per week – three singles and one double class.