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.

“An excellent resource that has been transferred to different departments within the school.  An opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in a practical environment."

Anne Marie McElhinney, Business Studies, St. Patrick’s College

"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

“I thoroughly enjoyed the Trading Floor 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

“Trading Floor taught us that you have to work well in a team and commit to your particular job in order for the whole team to benefit.  It also helped me to develop skills which would be essential for a job in this area, such as quick thinking and decision making.”

Caoimhe Flanagan, Pupil, Thornhill College