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Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall

Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall

The Year 10 Stock Market Challenge was held as part of Enterprise Week. The year was divided into teams of four and challenged to invest in an interactive replica of the stock market. They discussed which shares they thought would be best to invest in and then were able to buy and sell shares in a number of different companies.

The stock market was always changing, with shares rising and falling. Also, there were TV, radio and newspaper reports regularly updating the pupils on events which affected the companies.

A huge benefit of this enthralling day is that it counts for the ‘speaking and listening’ part of their GCSE English as the pupils were assessed while they discussed and considered their options. It also provided the students with very useful knowledge of the stock market and how it works, as many who entered completely unaware, left well informed and itching to know more .The fact that it was made to seem so realistic meant that they were kept on the edge of their seats throughout.

Peter Sunley, Head of Economics and Business Studies

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