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 enrichment task to support learning, and for team-building and numeracy."

John Paul Potter, Business Education Teacher, Ross High School

"Dealing Room gave my students an opportunity to apply their Maths skills in a practical situation and to see the importance of team work."

Kate Pettifer, Economics Teacher, Merchiston Castle School

"There was such a buzz at the Stock Market Challenge. If a team was looking for something that is fun to do and related to financial services then this is a really good opportunity. I would encourage people to do it."

Kathryn McGown, Human Resources Consultant, Standard Life

"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