Leaving Certificate Economics


Draft Leaving Certificate Economics Specification

The new draft Leaving Certificate Economics specification is now available and open for consultation. The consultation will run from 18th November, 2016 until Friday, 17th February 2017. Follow the links below to access the draft specification and fill in the online survey. We are looking to hear as many voices from across the education and business sectors. Have your say!

Draft Leaving Certificate Economics Specification

Follow this link to read the new draft Leaving Certificate Economics specification.

Online consultation survey for Leaving Certificate Economics

Follow this link to participate in the online consultation survey. The closing date is the 17th February, 2017. Written submissions also welcomed.

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Leaving Certificate Economics is changing

A new Leaving Certificate Economics specification is currently being developed by the NCCA. It is intended that this specification will replace the current Economics syllabus in due course. There are a number of steps involved in developing a new curriculum specification. Information on the progress of the Economics specification is available below. You can access the current Economics syllabus here.


Background Paper for Leaving Certificate Economics

The Background Paper for the revision of Leaving Certificate Economics was approved by NCCA Council in November 2014. The purpose of the background paper was to explore the development of the subject at senior cycle; to highlight good practice at home and abroad; and to use evidence-based research to inform the revision of the specification. A consultation on this background paper was carried out in March 2015. The report from this consultation is available below.

Development group meetings

Following on from the consultation, the Economics Development Group has been working on designing a new specification. To provide a strong, representative and responsive basis for its curriculum and development work the NCCA has established development groups to undertake specific tasks in subjects. The Economics Development Group consists of the nominees from a range of education stakeholders including teacher and management bodies, Department of Education and Skills, and the State Examinations Commission. Reports of development group meetings can be accessed below.