Welcome to the Investment Challenge!

Year 12 students from across the region tested their key skills and applied their maths and business know-how in a unique competitive challenge.  Colleges competed using the Finance Lab simulation at Alliance Manchester Business School on 29th and 30th June. Find out more

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Leaderboard:

  1. Return On
    Investment
    Fund
    Total
  2. 0.337% 614,329 Runshaw College
  3. 0.300% 588,721 Holy Cross College

Congratulations to the winners! Runshaw College on 29th June and Holy Cross College on 30th June.

Dates for your diary:

  • 26 MayRegistration closes
  • 6 JunAccess to resource
  • 29-30 JunFinal
  • 2 JulWinner announced

Subject areas covered:

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

Competition supporters

Meet Alliance Manchester Business School staff and students at the final events on 29th and 30th June.

We used Trading Floor for an enterprise day which involved all years on a carousel basis. The students absolutely loved it - the competition between groups was immense!  The high quality resources gives the game a professional look and makes the students think it is far more realistic.  It gives students a valuable application of Maths in the real world.

Simon Hetherington, Head of Mathematics, Al Yasmina School

"The Finance Lab event has been a brilliant success for all our students. One of our main objectives is to foster links with professional bodies and industry and this is a great way of bringing these elements together."  

Dr. Lisa Bradley, Head of Department of International Business, University of Ulster

"A very useful tool especially for lessons on finance, the stock market and PLCs.  Pupils really enjoyed the experience and even asked to stay beyond the end of period to continue trading!"

Clare Campbell, Business Education Teacher, Ayr Academy, South Ayrshire

"We have found Global Investor to be an excellent resource. Our Year 10 Enterprise Day link-up with the GCSE English ‘Speaking and Listening’ assessment makes for a enthralling and rigorous day for the boys."

Peter Sunley, Head of Economics and Business Studies, Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall