Study Economics at Ashfield College

Leaving Certificate Economics can be studied as a one or two year programme as a full-time day school student.

Subject Group; Business

Leaving Certificate economics provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for understanding how the economy functions. Economics provides students with a learning foundation for a wide range of careers in business, economics, finance, enterprise and management.

Teacher Profile

Philip Curry Leaving Cert TeacherPhilip Curry
B. Comm. (Hons), H Dip Ed, N.U.I.G.

Subjects: Accounting, Business Studies, Economics.

Philip has over 20 years’ teaching experience and has worked for 10 years for the State Exams Commission as a Leaving Certificate Examiner.   Philip  has written for the Sunday Business Post. , educational guides in  The Evening Herald, written a Leaving Certificate Revision book, A Question of Business. and contributes to Business Studies magazines.
As well being an experienced examiner, commentator and author, he is passionate about helping each student learn the skills that it takes to achieve their true potential at Business Studies.

“Philip has an amazing talent for focusing on exactly what we need for the exam.”

Tom Burke, Leaving Cert

“Philip Curry makes his Business classes very interesting, not only does he focus on exam technique but he engages and interacts with everyone.”

Isabel Williams, Leaving Cert


Subject Content
The course consists of the study of a variety of aspects of Economics under the following headings:

  • Demand, supply, equilibrium, utility and elasticity
  • Costs and market structures
  • National Income
  • Fiscal Taxation
  • Inflation, money and taxing
  • International Trade

Exam Structure

Both ordinary and higher level has a 2.5 hour exam including long and short questions. There is no practical coursework in Economics.

To discuss whether Economics would be a good choice for your Leaving Certificate call 01 490 4050 and talk to one of our subject experts.

Data Source: Department of Education and Science and – data correct as of 27/7/2014