Economics and Business students seized the opportunity to put their commercial skills to the test by taking part in the 2nd round of the ICAEW's National BASE (Business Accounting & Skills Education) competition.
Impressively, 120 students made it through to this event after successfully navigating the 1st round of this national competition organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England & Wales.
Marcus Ramnarine, one of our A Level Economics students, found the experience very useful: "The BASE competition has developed my awareness of the role that accountants play. It has increased my interest in this potential career.”
The event required the students to act as business consultants for the day. They were provided with a range of information relating to a particular business, which they had to evaluate before devising a strategy for the business. The students were organised into small teams by the ICAEW and they were required to demonstrate teamwork, leadership and initiative in order to make it through to the next round.
Ella Pickles, an A Level Business student, commented:
"The activity was a good opportunity to work with other students that we do not normally work with.”
Bexhill 6th Form College values the process of entering students for external competitions, as it as an important part of enriching the learning experience because they help to develop essential employability skills. Ben Whittingham, Course Leader for Business, attended the event with the students.
He commented: "For these students to be involved in such a real-life scenario and to apply what they have learnt on their Economics or Business course is an invaluable experience. They benefited from completing the task they were given and through gaining an insight into the world of accountancy.”
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