Welcome to the Investment Challenge!

1,480 S5/6 students from 61 schools across Lanarkshire, and North East and West Scotland tested their maths and business skills in a unique competitive challenge. The top schools in each region competed at the final events in Dundee and Glasgow. (The full qualifying round leaderboards are in the About section.)

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Leaderboard:

  1. Return On
    Investment
    Fund
    Total
  2. 0.368% 469,816 Madras College
  3. 0.298% 442,730 Brannock High School
  4. 0.303% 439,243 Gleniffer High School

Congratulations to our winners!

Dates for your diary:

  • 18 OctRegistration closes
  • 23 OctAccess to resource
  • 30 OctQualifying begins
  • 6 DecQualifying ends
  • 12-14 DecFinals
  • 20 DecWinners announced

Subject areas covered:

  • Skills Development
  • Maths
  • Business Education
  • Economics
  • Work-related Learning
  • Team Building
  • Enterprise
  • Financial Capability

Competition supporters

BNP Paribas and First Direct staff will visit your school

...to help you run a Finance Lab session and talk about their career experiences.

"A fantastic resource developing skills such as decision making, teamwork and problem solving. The pupils love it."

Paul Bulik, Business Studies, Firrhill High School, Edinburgh

"The Investment Challenge just gets better and better each year. The atmosphere in the 'trading room' was electric and the students really got into the spirit of the event.  The School of Management is proud to support this project."

David Pritchard, Dean, Cardiff School of Management

“Trading Floor is an excellent simulation. I really enjoyed the game environment and having to make quick decisions under pressure."

Philip McCarron, Economics BSc Hons, Northern Ireland

"An excellent enrichment task to support learning, and for team-building and numeracy."

John Paul Potter, Business Education Teacher, Ross High School