On the 26th November, 6 Year 12 Business Studies students took part in ICAEW’s National Business and Accounting competition. This provided a unique and exciting experience as students were able to put their classroom learning into practice. They were presented with information about a business scenario which outlined a range of challenges. Under the support of a professional mentor, the students assessed, analysed, debated and developed recommendations which they presented to a panel of respected judges. These recommendations and the professionalism of the presentation resulted in the students being placed in the final four teams in the competition, which was a huge achievement.
The competition enabled the students to develop their employability skills outside the classroom as well as building confidence, knowledge and experience to take into their future careers. They were also able to establish contacts with employers and find out more about what career opportunities are available as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.