Welcome to the Investment Challenge!

Year 12 students from across the region tested their key skills and applying their maths and business know-how in a unique competitive challenge.  Schools competed using the Finance Lab simulation at Leeds Beckett University on the 25 March. Find out more

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Leaderboard:

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Well done to our winners Walton High School!

Dates for your diary:

  • 27 FebRegistration closes
  • 23 FebAccess to resource
  • 25 MarFinal
  • 26 MarWinner announced

Subject areas covered:

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

Competition supporters

A great opportunity for schools to engage with employers when their staff visit schools to mentor and present to pupils during the online competition phase.

“It highlights the use of information to make decisions, how information is based on raw numbers, and the ability to use this in making decisions which have a consequence (i.e. losing/making money).”

Ursula O’Hagan, Business Studies Teacher, St. Rose’s Dominican College

“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

“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

"I worked with 10 schools in the South East and was delighted with the response of the students. Both girls and boys were enthusiastically engaged as they learnt about the risk-return trade-offs of investing. They also benefitted from the opportunities that Gobal Investor provides for developing and applying Maths skills."

Helena Mullins, Consultant, London Region, Pfeg