The Investment Challenges are run as online or university-hosted competitions using the Finance Lab simulation.
Each participating school and college is provided with a free site licence of the Global Investor simulation games, Finance Lab, and Dealing Room.
The competitions' key objectives are to enable students to apply their learning in Applied Maths and Business, and to develop business awareness, transferable and employability skills and enterprise and entrepreneurship.
The inter-school competitions use the Trading Floor simulation and involve 20 to 30 schools in each UK region.
The day events are sponsored and supported by a number of universities, EBPs and businesses.
Thousands of Year 9 to Year 12 students from hundreds of UK schools and colleges have taken part since the competition began in 2003.
... and get free use of the simulations for all your students.
We used Dealing Room with three different Business Management classes. All of them really enjoyed it and took it very seriously, whilst having fun. It is invaluable.
Dorothy Ferguson, Business Education Teacher, Knox Academy, East Lothian
"Dealing Room allows pupils to apply their understanding of mathematics to a real life situation in such a creative and refreshing way. I have written this into the scheme of work for all our KS4 classes. It's FAB!"
Lindsay Porter, Head of Maths, Moorside High School, Salford
"We have found Global Investor to be an excellent resource. Our Year 10 Enterprise Day link-up with the GCSE English ‘Speaking and Listening’ assessment makes for a enthralling and rigorous day for the boys."
Peter Sunley, Head of Economics and Business Studies, Queen Maryís Grammar School, Walsall
"This is an excellent programme which the students thoroughly enjoyed. It offered learning opportunities which are difficult to provide in a normal school timetable."
Dermot Gallagher, Head of Business Studies, St. Brigidís College
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