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.

"Trading Floor helped my pupils develop their core kills of comunication, team-working, analysing information and decision making."

Julie-Anne Hamilton, Business Education Teacher, Inveralmond High School

"The Global Investor simulations provide a good practical demonstration of Maths in a real world context."

John Byrne, Maths Teacher, Castlebrae Community High School

"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

"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