Economics has been introduced as a Subject choice for Grades 10 – 12 from 2020. The subject is concerned with market forces, supply and demand and Government intervention. Exchange rates, imports and exports, inflation, unemployment, development and Government Policy are all analysed.
Girls who have a genuine interest in current national and international affairs should find the course stimulating. Economics is a contemporary subject, rooted in what is happening in South Africa and the world economy today and it will suit those who have an interest in politics and reading the papers.
Economics does not necessarily prepare you for a particular job, it prepares you to live in a world where you are constantly forced to make choices and to think critically about what is happening in South Africa and globally. Economics students are taught to be critical of the environment they live in, they are able to analyse their choices and make educated and informed decisions.