Welcome to the Investment Challenge!

S5/6 students from schools across the North East and West of Scotland will test their maths and business skills in a unique competitive challenge. The top three schools in each region will compete at the final events, hosted online by BNP Paribas.

£200 prize for the winning school in each region!

Competition deadline extended to 14th May.

Free to enter

Participation includes a free site licence of the Global Investor Simulations.

Who can take part?

S5/6 students from the Dundee and Glasgow regions. 

First prize

The top students will take part in the regional finals on 19 and 20 May. 

How is your team doing? Qualifying closes in 22 days

Dates for your diary:

  • 20 NovRegistration closes
  • 23 NovAccess to resource
  • 23 NovQualifying begins
  • 14 MayQualifying ends
  • 19-20 MayFinals
  • 21 MayWinners announced

Subject areas covered:

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

Competition supporters

BNP Paribas staff will be available online during the Challenge..

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

"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

“I went to the Investment Challenge hoping to learn about investments and the pressurized atmosphere of the stock exchange. I ended up having one of the best evenings since I've been at university. It was a frantic and testing event, but it was absolutely thrilling!”

Munro Stewart, Student, University of Dundee

"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

"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