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.

"The interactivity and excitement of Trading Floor enabled us to engage with Year 6 pupils from our feeder schools and give them an experience that would help introduce subjects and themes they will explore in Year 7.  The event was a great success."

Rob Wood, Director of Business and Enterprise, The Wellington Academy, Wiltshire

“Dealing Room helps with both classroom teaching and enrichment.  It’s an excellent resource for using Maths across subjects and enhances numeracy in any subject.”

Michelle McCoy, Business Studies Teacher, St. Joseph’s Grammar

"From entry level through to Masters programmes, Finance Lab gives students an understanding of the financial markets and creates an opportunity for them to test their skills and see how they work under pressure. It gives a reality which develops all sorts of entrepreneurial skills."

Lesley Hyder, Principal Lecturer, Southampton Business School

"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