Welcome to the Investment Challenge!

Year 12 students from across the region tested their key skills and applying their maths and business know-how in a unique competitive challenge.  Schools competed using the Finance Lab simulation at Leeds Beckett University on the 25 March. Find out more

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Leaderboard:

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Well done to our winners Walton High School!

Dates for your diary:

  • 27 FebRegistration closes
  • 23 FebAccess to resource
  • 25 MarFinal
  • 26 MarWinner announced

Subject areas covered:

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

Competition supporters

A great opportunity for schools to engage with employers when their staff visit schools to mentor and present to pupils during the online competition phase.

“Trading Floor is an excellent simulation. I really enjoyed the game environment and having to make quick decisions under pressure."

Philip McCarron, Economics BSc Hons, Northern Ireland

"In the Dealing Room simulation our students used their reasoning, logic and mathematical skills to buy and sell shares. They made links between the demand, the supply and the price of a share.  This activity enabled students to use their mathematical skills in a real life situation. It was excellent.”

Maria Gretchen Garcia, Maths Teacher, Morpeth School

"The Investment Challenge just gets better and better each year. The atmosphere in the 'trading room' was electric and the students really got into the spirit of the event.  The School of Management is proud to support this project."

David Pritchard, Dean, Cardiff School of Management

We used Dealing Room with three different Business Management classes. All of them really enjoyed it and took it very seriously, whilst having fun.  It is invaluable.

Dorothy Ferguson, Business Education Teacher, Knox Academy, East Lothian