Welcome to the Investment Challenge!

Students from across North East, West Scotland and Lanarkshire applied their maths and business skills in a unique competitive challenge. The top three schools in each region competed at the final events in Dundee and Glasgow.  See the About section for the full qualifying round Leaderboards.

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  2. 0.430% 660,796 Madras College
  3. 0.433% 628,122 Douglas Academy
  4. 0.337% 580,134 Trinity High School

Congratulations to our winners!

Dates for your diary:

  • 21 OctRegistration closes
  • 24 OctAccess to resource
  • 31 OctQualifying begins
  • 5 DecQualifying ends
  • 13-16 DecFinals
  • 18 DecWinners announced

Subject areas covered:

  • Skills Development
  • Maths
  • Business Education
  • Economics
  • Work-related Learning
  • Team Building
  • Enterprise
  • Financial Capability

Competition supporters

BNP Paribas and First Direct staff will visit your school

...to help you run a Finance Lab session and talk about their career experiences.

"There was such a buzz at the Stock Market Challenge. If a team was looking for something that is fun to do and related to financial services then this is a really good opportunity. I would encourage people to do it."

Kathryn McGown, Human Resources Consultant, Standard Life

The Global Investor simulations are superb.  The program works for all ages at secondary and all ability levels and the pupils are completely engrossed in the experience.  It teaches all pupils about the way the world of finance works in a fun and easily accessible way.

David Davidson, Maths Teacher, Kircudbright Academy

“I went to the Investment Challenge hoping to learn about investments and the pressurized atmosphere of the stock exchange. I ended up having one of the best evenings since I've been at university. It was a frantic and testing event, but it was absolutely thrilling!”

Munro Stewart, Student, University of Dundee

"A fantastic resource developing skills such as decision making, teamwork and problem solving. The pupils love it."

Paul Bulik, Business Studies, Firrhill High School, Edinburgh