Welcome to the Investment Challenge!

S5/6 students from schools across the North East and West of Scotland tested their maths and business skills in a unique competitive challenge. The top three schools in each region competed at the final events at BNP Paribas' offices in Dundee and Glasgow.  The full list of qualifying round scores is in the About section.

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  2. 0.325% 751,157 Madras Colllege (NE)
  3. 0.136% 561,450 Holyrood Secondary (W)

Congratulations to our winners!

Dates for your diary:

  • 4 OctRegistration closes
  • 14 OctAccess to resource
  • 21 OctQualifying begins
  • 29 NovQualifying ends
  • 11-12 DecFinals
  • 13 DecWinners announced

Subject areas covered:

  • Skills Development
  • Business Education
  • Economics
  • Maths
  • Work-related Learning
  • Team Building
  • Financial Capability

Competition supporters

BNP Paribas staff will visit your school

...to talk to your students about their own career experiences and about opportunities in the sector.

"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

“Dealing Room helps with both classroom teaching and enrichment.  It’s an excellent resource for using Maths across subjects and enhances numeracy in any subject.”

Michelle McCoy, Business Studies Teacher, St. Joseph’s Grammar

“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

"We have just used the Trading Floor simulation for our Enterprise Day. It was amazing. The pupils loved it."

Steve Little, Head of Business Studies, Cockburn College of Arts, Leeds