Your team of five Year 9 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 a live trading floor.
The event takes place in the School of Management at Cardiff Met Unversity and is organised by First Campus in assocation with HSBC.
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 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.
Aberdare Community School
Afon Taf High School
Cardinal Newman Comprehensive
Cwmbran High School
Ferndale Community School
Fitzalan High School
Heolddu Comprehensive School
Michaelston & Glyn Derw Federation
Newport High School
Pen-y-Dre High School
St. Alban's High School
St. Illtyd's High School
Tonypandy Community College
Treorchy Comprehensive School
Willows High School
Y Pant Comprehensive School
Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf
Teacher’s Maths Workshop
There will be a workshop for teachers at the event. University staff will lead the session, which will include information on new maths lesson materials integrated into the Global Investor Simulations resource. There will also be an opportunity to meet with academic staff from the University's School of Management.
Year 9 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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“Pupils gain an insight into financial markets trading in a fun and interactive way. They develop their comprehension and problem-solving skills, and the practical application of numeracy.”
Deirdre Turkington, Business Studies Teacher, Victoria College
“Thank you for allowing us to take part in the Enterprise Network competition. The students thoroughly enjoyed it and continue to ask when they can do it again! Which is a credit to you and your colleagues who have produced a fantastic package."
Andrea Callender, Advanced Skills Teacher in Business Studies, All Saints Academy Dunstable
“My pupils learned how to put their skills to use in a competitive and practical setting. Individuals within teams can put their personal attributes to use for the common good of the team”
David Moody, Maths Teacher, Rockport School
"The Investment Challenge competition final at the Cardiff School of Managament gave my students an invaluable insight into a university environment and it showed them how a university differs from a school."
Sarah Rea, Business Studies Teacher, Brynmawr Foundation School