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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"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
"There are many competing resources available but Global Investor is particularly engaging for our pupils."
Steven Rees, Assistant Headteacher, Y Pant School
“The hall was a hive of activity as students watched the screens with nervous anticipation. Cries of joy and pain could be heard throughout the college as share prices rose and fell. This was a fantastic challenge.”
Ralph Plummer, Assistant Head, Business & Enterprise, St. Joseph's Catholic College, Swindon
"I just wanted to say a massive thank you! The Stock Market Challenge was an absolutely huge success. It has been the talk of the school. All the staff involved were incredibly impressed with the session. More importantly, the kids were totally engaged, even those who may not be when in lessons! The day was a great success."
Simon Shaw, Teacher, Malmesbury School