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Economics


Economics is an optional subject, taught to Senior Cycle students in the school. Students at Junior Cycle receive a grounding in the more basic economic concepts in their Business Studies course.

Economics is a social science and deals with the allocation of scarce resources in the world. The Leaving Certificate course aims to give students a thorough understanding of micro and macroeconomics as well as a general overview of the history of economic thought. The syllabus aims to lead to the pursuit of economics as a course in Third Level.


The current economic climate and the generous choice of questions made available in the Leaving Certificate examination, accounts for the popularity of Economics at Post-Junior Certificate.


Students are strongly encouraged to attain an interest in ‘real world’ economic activity and this is augmented by our daily economics blog (
www.leavonomics.blogspot.com), which is specifically geared towards students of economics in St. Muredach’s.

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