Economics helps students to understand the principles and forces that affect people in their everyday lives, in particular their roles as consumers and producers. The perspective it provides is also important in giving students a more comprehensive understanding of contemporary issues facing Hong Kong and the mainland, as well as of the interdependence among regions and countries. As Hong Kong is undergoing rapid economic changes, establishing closer links with the mainland and striving to remain competitive in the world economy, the study of economics is highly relevant and applicable to real-life situations.
Students will develop skills to:
(a) interpret economic information presented in verbal, numerical or graphical form;
(b) apply their economic knowledge to a variety of problems and issues in a range of economic contexts;
(c) analyse information through the use of economic concepts and theories;
(d) evaluate information, arguments, proposals and policies from different economic perspectives and make informed judgements; and
(e) communicate economic ideas and informed judgements, in a clear, logical and appropriate form.
To develop the above set of skills, our students have to stay very alert to the figures announced by the Census and Statistics Department, as well as news and government policies concerning commercial or financial sectors.
Over the years, our students have participated in various economics competitions, including comics drawing, video making, commercial advertisement developing and economics analysis challenge organized by local newspaper groups or economics education associations. Apart from course work, these competitions serve as a way to consolidate their knowledge and allow them the opportunities to apply economics theories to their daily living.