IB Economics

  • Course level: Economics
  • Categories IB


Our IB Economics programme is designed to enable students to gain international perspectives, foster a concern for global issues and raise their awareness of their own responsibilities at a local, national and international level. The IB Diploma Programme Economics course forms part of group 3 – individuals and societies.

The modules focus on economic scarcity, its effects, how to efficiently manage it, and the balance between private and public sector industries. ultimately creating an understanding of the complexities and interdependence of economic activities in a rapidly changing world.

1:1 and Group Classes

We teach a hybrid model of solo and regular timetabled group classes (currently online). We assess the individual needs of every student and, partnering with parents, mutually decide on an appropriate course of study for the student. Our general recommendation is that students start their learning in a group class and once core theory has been understood, group sessions can be complemented with solo classes to consolidate learning and address any specific concerns.

Paper Marking

We also offer paper marking services for this course. Having your practice papers marked will help give you a clear idea of where and how to improve. Please click here to know more.

What Will I Learn?

  • Mastery of core curriculum topics
  • Unique question-specific strategies
  • Exam techniques practiced through extensive question practice and personalised feedback
  • Time management strategies
  • An applied understanding and appreciation of the subject beyond the syllabus
  • Lifelong subject and interdisciplinary skills
  • How to achieve excellent grades

Topic Areas


Demand and supply, elasticity, government intervention, market failure and structures


International Economics

Development Economics

The Global Economy

International Economics

Student Reviews

UWCSEA East, Grade 12 student

Ms. Sunita was a great teacher who really helped me through a lot of the tough topics in Economics HL. She was able to explain each of the concepts in depth and apply it to real life situations which made it easier to understand and remember.

UWCSEA East, Grade 12 student

Thank you, Sunita! Our son scored 6 in both Eng and Econs. We are very proud of him. Perfect score for his university 7, 6, 6!

UWCSEA Student, Grade 12

Heny has been a great and supportive teacher. Not only does she understand the content very well, she is able to thoroughly explain everything in a precise manner. She was also able to adjust her pace according to my learning. Whenever I was struggling with a topic she would slow down and made sure I understood everything before moving on. Also, she was flexible with what topics we learnt and was always prepared to teach whatever topics that I wanted to learn with her. She was always nice, supportive, and understanding. She could quickly identify my weaknesses and helped me work on them to improve not only my understanding of economic theory, but also my essay writing skills which are both crucial to succeeding in economics.

Ideal For

This course is designed for Grade 11 and 12 students studying the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP). The course is suitable for students studying this subject at either a higher level (HL) or standard level (SL).