England Inter-schools Events

The events

Your team of five Year 10 (Manchester) Year 8&9 (Leeds) students will be competing against other schools during a session of simulated trading on the financial markets, making decisions under pressure, taking calculated risks and experiencing the excitement of the trading floor.

This enjoyable and rewarding challenge will give your students an insight into career opportunities within the financial services sector and help them develop important skills such as communication, problem-solving and working with others.

The resource

All participating schools will be given free use of the Global Investor Simulations - Finance Lab, Dealing Room and Trading Floor – for the year.  The resource licence has been sponsored by HSBC.

The resource has applications for 14-19-year-olds in Applied Maths, STEM, Business Studies and Economics so schools should find it to be a valuable asset across the curriculum. 

Subject areas supported

Applied Maths, STEM, Business Studies, Economics, Key Skills, Financial Capability, Enterprise, and Work-related Learning.

A message from HSBC/first direct

Sustainability at HSBC is about our long-term contribution: how we value our employees, help customers realise their ambitions in life and manage our environmental impact. It is also about investing in the communities we serve. We are pleased to be working with schools and associated with such a worthwhile project as Stock Market Challenge.

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Preparation materials

If your school is taking part in one of the inter-schools Stock Market Challenge events, you can access the preparation materials using the password sent to you when you registered.

Participating Schools:

Manchester Region

Bramhall High School

Burnage Academy for Boys

Castlebrook High School

Copley Academy

Denton Community College

Failsworth School

Ellesmere Park High School


Levenshulme High School

Longdendale High School

Manchester Health Academy

North Chadderton School & Sixth Form

Priestnall School

St Anne's Academy

St Anne's RC High School

St Edmund Arrowsmith School

St Mary's Catholic High School

St Paul's Catholic High School

Stretford Grammar

The Derby High School

The Radclyffe School

Tottington High School

Whalley Range High School

West Hill School

Leeds Region

Allerton Grange School

Allerton High School

Cardinal Heenan School

Castleford Academy

Guiseley School

Halifax Academy

Laisterdyke Academy

Pudsey Grangefield School

Roundhay School

Ryburn Valley High School

The Morley Academy


England Inter-schools Events

  • Wednesday 21 June
    Alliance Manchester Business School (Whitworth Hall)
  • Tuesday 11 July
    Leeds Beckett University

Who should attend

Year 10 (Manchester) Year 8&9 (Leeds) students who want to meet with employers and educators and to experience first-hand the knowledge and skills required both in the workplace and for business and finance-related courses at university.

To register

To register your school contact us on 01225 484 721 or email us at mail@globalinvestorsims.com

Contact us on 01225 484721

...or at mail@globalinvestorsims.com

"We have just used the Trading Floor simulation for our Enterprise Day. It was amazing. The pupils loved it."

Steve Little, Head of Business Studies, Cockburn College of Arts, Leeds

“Dealing Room gave students an opportunity to develop their teamwork, problem solving, decision-making and numeracy skills. Well done to all Year 11 students for an excellent Big Learning Day.”

Lynn Gibson, Head of Business Studies, Ferryhill BEC, Durham

“The Finance Lab event has really enhanced my interest in both investment banking and a potential career within Citi Group. This is a great way to meet company representatives.”

Victoria Emery, Accounting & Finance MSc, Northern Ireland

“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