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    Success for Business-Minded Students

    Students head  ‘Clash of the Titans’ leaderboard and are through to the national final of the BASE competition. 

    Sixth Former Chris Oliver is heading the national leaderboard in the Economic Research Council's eighth annual ‘Clash of the Titans’ competition. The annual event invites three economic professionals to give their forecasts for the UK economy in the coming year - as well as opening up the competition to students and members of the public. Entrants are asked to predict figures for GDP, inflation rate, unemployment rate, interest rate, average earnings and the sterling/euro lowest rate.

    This year’s ‘titans’ are Melanie Baker – Senior Economist at Royal London Asset Management, Prof. Jagjit Chadha – Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research and Dr Adrian Paul – Chief UK Economist at Goldman Sachs.

    In Kimbolton’s first year of entering the competition there are currently 13 of our students in the top 20 – out of 848 candidates. Chris is leading the table with a score of just 2 penalty points, Imogen Bentley is 4th, Ellie McGill 5th, and Zack Grint 6th.  Head of Economics Mr Jon Saunders said: “This is only part way through the year… but certainly a very promising start.”

    Meanwhile, fellow business-minded Sixth Form students Bayley Anderson, Barnaby Anthony and Gabriel Mocanas are through to the national final of the Institute of Chartered Accountants BASE competition in Birmingham on 25 June. The trio successfully completed an online challenge to finish in the top 48 teams invited to the event, to decide who will be crowned BASE 2019 National Champions. The team will face a fictitious challenge, and be asked to deliver their recommendations and findings to a panel of judges. BASE links schools, students and employers to develop employability skills and provide an insight into what a career in accountancy, business and finance might be like.