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 firstname.lastname@example.org
...or at email@example.com
Finance Lab is an excellent exposition of the practical realities of equity market trading. Specifically it is useful in explaning the information asymmetries around how prices are formed in the equity markets as well as showing how important news items can 'move the market’.
Dr Barry Quinn, Lecturer in Finance & Programme Director MSc Computational Finance and Trading, Queen's University Belfast
"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
"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
“It highlights the use of information to make decisions, how information is based on raw numbers, and the ability to use this in making decisions which have a consequence (i.e. losing/making money).”
Ursula O’Hagan, Business Studies Teacher, St. Rose’s Dominican College