The Investment Challenges are run as online or university-hosted competitions using the Global Investor simulation.
Each participating school and college is provided with a licence of the full Stock Market Challenge resource, which includes 3 simulation games: Global Investor, Dealing Room and Trading Floor.
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 resource for all your students.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the full experience but my highlight would have been the fierce competition between the rival teams and the tense atmosphere in the room. I enjoyed the fast pace we worked at.”
Aoibheann Harkin, Pupil, Thornhill College
"The interactivity and excitement of Stock Market Challenge enabled us to engage with Year 6 pupils from our feeder schools and give them an experience that would help introduce subjects and themes they will explore in Year 7. The event was a great success."
Rob Wood, Director of Business and Enterprise, The Wellington Academy, Wiltshire
"From entry level through to Masters programmes it gives students an understanding of the financial markets and creates an opportunity for them to test their skills and see how they work under pressure. It gives a reality which develops all sorts of entrepreneurial skills."
Lesley Hyder, Principal Lecturer, Southampton Business School
The program is superb. It works for all ages at secondary and all ability levels and the pupils are completely engrossed in the experience. It teaches all pupils about the way the world of finance works in a fun and easily accessible way.
David Davidson, Maths Teacher, Kircudbright Academy
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