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Work-related Learning

Work-related Learning

In its authentic recreation of a simulated working environment, Stock Market Challenge helps young people prepare for and learn about the world of work. 

As an experiential learning activity, it fosters an understanding of the knowledge and skills relating to a particular business sector e.g. financial services. It has direct relevance to the world of work and supports the business sector in its need to create a world-class competitive workforce.

Business leaders, represented by the CBI, want young people to leave schools with the right skills for the workplace. Our collaborations with organisations such as Skills Development Scotland, Financial Sector Skills Council and Education Business Partnerships have helped us develop the resource in a way that makes a tangible contribitution to the skills agenda.

Testimonial videos:

Mark Quayle, Head of Business
The Manchester College

Judith Lloyd-Williams, Headteacher
West Road Primary, Doncaster

Andrew Buxton, Headteacher
King Edward Primary School

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“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

“I am very thankful for the opportunity to participate in Stock Market Challenge. I feel I have had a very important experience and the skills that I gained taking part in the challenge will stick with me and help me in the future when I enter the world of work.” 

Kevin Campbell, Pupil, St. Joseph’s Boys’ School

"I used Trading Floor for a mixed ability Year 9 enterprise day and the kids loved it. It kept them entertained for five hours of a school day, which is very rare!"

Simon Davies, Maths Teacher, Downlands School, Hampshire

“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

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