Your team of five Year 10 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.
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.
Applied Maths, STEM, Business Studies, Economics, Key Skills, Financial Capability, Enterprise, and Work-related Learning.
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.
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.
Northfleet Technology College
Maplesden Noakes School
Castle Community College
Herne Bay High
Sandwich Technology School
King Ethelbert School
Barton Court School
Royal Harbour Academy
The Archbishops School
St. Anselm's School
Year 10 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 your school contact us on 01225 484 721 or email us at email@example.com
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"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
“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
"We have found Global Investor to be an excellent resource. Our Year 10 Enterprise Day link-up with the GCSE English ‘Speaking and Listening’ assessment makes for a enthralling and rigorous day for the boys."
Peter Sunley, Head of Economics and Business Studies, Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall