Welcome to the Investment Challenge!

Year 12 students from across the region tested their key skills and applied their maths and business know-how in a unique competitive challenge.  Colleges competed using the Finance Lab simulation at Alliance Manchester Business School on 26th and 27th June. Find out more

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Leaderboard:

  1. Return On
    Investment
    Fund
    Total
  2. 0.084% 559,319 Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form
  3. 0.126% 555,099 Sale Grammar

Congratulations to the winners! Sale Grammar on 26th June and Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form on 27th June.

Dates for your diary:

  • 24 MayRegistration closes
  • 3 JunAccess to resource
  • 26-27 JunFinal
  • 28 JunWinner announced

Subject areas covered:

  • Maths
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Key Skills
  • Work-related Learning
  • Team Building
  • Enterprise
  • Financial Capability

Competition supporters

Meet Alliance Manchester Business School staff and students at the final events on 26th and 27th June.

“We use Dealing Room and Finance Lab in our first year BA Accounting & Finance course to help develop students' academic and employability skills, in particular communication, teamwork and numeracy. Student feedback has demonstrated that the simulations make an invaluable contribution to their self-development.”

Helen Hall, Programme Tutor, Accounting & Finance, University of Hertfordshire

“Dealing Room is beneficial as an enrichment activity as pupils would have no access to something like this otherwise.  We will integrate this in to classroom use, mainly in the data-handling component of the GCSE course (graphs, averages, etc.).”

Dominic McNabb, Maths Teacher, Glengormley High School

"The interactivity and excitement of Trading Floor 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

"Dealing Room introduces our pupils to the excitement of numbers, and the importance of the decimal point! Also, to a world of which they have little knowledge, but which is having a major effect on their lives."

Sarah Hodnett, Lead Academic Tutor, Maths, John Madejski Academy, Reading