Magazine article Teaching Business & Economics

Shares4Schools

Magazine article Teaching Business & Economics

Shares4Schools

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This competition takes investing to a whole new level. Think of it as the IFS student investor on steroids! The competition usually has only one team per school (4-10 students) but from time to time a school may enter two teams. The key difference between the two schemes is that in this one students invest real money. The starting balance for a team is £1500 pounds. This money can be raised through sponsorship, department funds or there are some £750 grants available from the Share Centre. The competition is aimed at students in Year 12 who are typically studying Business or Economics. It runs from mid October to mid May. There are trading rules that the teams must follow but they are not particularly onerous. The aim is simply to maximise the value of the portfolio. It is important to consider how you allocate any portfolio losses or gains before you start the competition. The department could take any gains or pay losses but this means pupils do not have a stake.

Teacher involvement: This competition typically requires more active teacher input. …

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