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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  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.

“I went to the Investment Challenge hoping to learn about investments and the pressurized atmosphere of the stock exchange. I ended up having one of the best evenings since I've been at university. It was a frantic and testing event, but it was absolutely thrilling!”

Munro Stewart, Student, University of Dundee

"Trading Floor allowed my pupils to experience proper team working, they learned how to focus for a sustained period, and they saw how Maths can be relevant and real."

Catherine Irvine, Maths Teacher, Edinburgh Steiner School

"There was such a buzz at the Stock Market Challenge. If a team was looking for something that is fun to do and related to financial services then this is a really good opportunity. I would encourage people to do it."

Kathryn McGown, Human Resources Consultant, Standard Life

"An excellent resource that I will continue to use as it shows pupils how Maths is used in real life and how quickly they have to calculate and think in order to make a profit."

Stephen Dodds, Maths Teacher, Calderglen High School, East Kilbride