Earlier this week a group of our Y10 boys achieved success participating in the annual stock market challenge.  Eighteen schools participated in the Zoom event, which was organised by The University of Manchester’s Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) in liaison with Global Investor Simulations.

The main event simulated a Dealing Room with contestants working in pairs to take on the roles of Investment Analyst (trader) and Media Analyst (news researcher). In addition there was the opportunity to discuss with staff the different pathways into university as well as the career opportunities in Business and Finance. There was also a discussion with AMBS undergraduate and postgraduate students, who provided some valuable advice concerning study skills and the importance of developing soft skills. 

Our participation in the event was coordinated by our Careers Progression Advisor, Mr Musiol, and is just one of the many examples of how encompassing our IAG (Information, Advice and Guidance) Programme is.

The team was selected from boys currently studying Business Studies GCSE. The experience dovetails neatly with the curriculum the boys follow.  Our dedicated Business teachers, Mrs Broadbent, Mr Merlo and Miss Worthington have established a very popular dimension of our KS4 curriculum. The boys learn how business impacts on individuals as well as communities; locally, nationally and globally. Themes include Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Finance and Human Resources and are considered from ethical and environmental perspectives alongside growth and the wider economy.

A key objective is to help boys to apply knowledge, in order to become actively engaged citizens. The activities the boys pursue aim to promote the skills to enable all to be more enterprising, developing reflective thinkers with enquiring minds.  The opportunities experienced in their lessons underpin our approach in preparing our boys for the challenges they face, helping them achieve their fullest potential.

Mr Owens

Posted by Mr Owens on 30 April 2021

Category: Headteacher's Log Book

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