Welcome to the Stock Market Challenge!

Students from across Northern Ireland will apply their maths and business skills in a unique competitive challenge. The top six schools in each region - North West, Belfast & South - will compete in the finals on 12, 13 & 14 March 2018. 

Free to enter

Participation includes a free 1 year site licence of the Global Investor Simulations worth £1,000.

Who can take part?

Year 11 or Year 12 students from schools across Northern Ireland. 

First prize

The winning students will take part in the regional finals in Derry and Belfast on 12, 13 & 14 March. There will be a £250 first prize for your schools and individual prizes for pupils.

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Get practising! Make sure you're ready in time for the competition.

Dates for your diary:

  • 17 NovRegistration closes
  • 13 NovAccess to resource
  • 8 JanQualifying begins
  • 5 MarQualifying ends
  • 12 MarFinals
  • 16 MarWinners announced

Subject areas covered:

  • Maths
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Skills Development
  • STEM
  • Work of Work
  • Team Building
  • Enterprise

Competition supporters

Employers' staff will visit your school

...to help you run a Dealing Room session and talk about their career experiences.

"The Investment Challenge competition gives pupils a real feel for what it would be like to work in this industry and it really interests them."

Hannah Thomas, Economics Teacher, St. Joseph's RC High School

"This is an excellent programme which the students thoroughly enjoyed.  It offered learning opportunities which are difficult to provide in a normal school timetable."

Dermot Gallagher, Head of Business Studies, St. Brigidís College

“The Global Investor simulations give an exciting edge to Maths, developing a greater interest among pupils in its potential.”

Tristan Kelso, Maths Teacher, Royal School Armagh

"Dealing Room allows pupils to apply their understanding of mathematics to a real life situation in such a creative and refreshing way. I have written this into the scheme of work for all our KS4 classes. It's FAB!"

Lindsay Porter, Head of Maths, Moorside High School, Salford