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Sixth Form Team Through to National Accountancy Finals

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Sixth Form Team Through to National Accountancy Finals


A team from St Peter’s Sixth Form have made it through to the finals of a national accounting competition.

The BASE Competition, run by the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW), is designed to engage pupils in business challenges which will develop key skills in business, from communication to commercial awareness. The competition will enhance pupils’ understanding of what it is like to be a chartered accountant and give them the opportunity to talk with employers and gain their first-hand advice for a successful career in accountancy.

For the competition, our group of Sixth Formers made up of AJ, Stephen, Matthew and Guy, devised and delivered a presentation based on their responses to an online game.

AJ said, “The competition has helped us hone many of our skills, such as public speaking and presenting during the second round of the competition. It has also helped us develop our lateral thinking and problem-solving.”

The St Peter's team will now join 47 other teams from across the country to take part in the competition’s national final held in Birmingham this coming June.

We pass on our congratulations to the team for all their hard work in the competition so far and we wish them the best of luck in the national finals.

Hugo Battersby, Business and Economics teacher at St Peter’s, said: “The whole team have done an amazing job to reach the national finals of the competition. Their hard work and dedication to the competition is a credit to their character.”