Your teams of Year 12 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 resource - Finance Lab, Dealing Room and Trading Floor – for the year.
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.
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.
|Prestatyn High School|
|St Gerard’s School|
|Tunbridge Wells Girls' School|
|Ysgol John Bright|
|Ysgol y Berwyn|
There are Welsh language versions of the preparation materials available by selecting 'Education Secondary' from the main menu and then select 'Inter-school Events'.
Year 12 students who want to meet with university staff and students to experience first-hand the knowledge and skills required for finance-related courses at university.
To register your school contact us on 01225 484 721 or email us at email@example.com
...or at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Dealing Room gave me a great insight into how markets operate and allowed me to put some of the theory from my coursework into practice.”
Dean Varley, Economics & Finance BSc, Northern Ireland
"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 is beneficial as an enrichment activity as pupils would have no access to something like this otherwise. We will integrate this in to classroom use, mainly in the data-handling component of the GCSE course (graphs, averages, etc.).”
Dominic McNabb, Maths Teacher, Glengormley High School
“Trading Floor taught us that you have to work well in a team and commit to your particular job in order for the whole team to benefit. It also helped me to develop skills which would be essential for a job in this area, such as quick thinking and decision making.”
Caoimhe Flanagan, Pupil, Thornhill College