ICAEW BASE Competition

19th February 2013


On Tuesday 19th February a group of six Year 12 students and a group of Year 13 students visited Highlands College to take part in the regional heat of the BASE competition.

This was an event designed to test our business skills as well as our ability in accounting and finance. When we arrived we were assigned a business professional and asked to analyse a case study. We were given background information about a company and three different options which could help the business to increase its revenue.

 After about two hours assessing the challenges of each option, both financially and ethically we had to decide on how we would like to expand the company and then present our findings to a panel of judges. It was extremely stressful as it was highly time-pressured and after our presentations we were asked questions about our chosen business proposition.

 As part of the day we saw a presentation about the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales before the result of the competition was announced. It was so hard to predict the winners as each presentation was very different. They revealed the winners and it was our JCG team! We were really excited as it means that we move forward to the National Final held in Birmingham in June 2013 and we received a trophy. Although the prospect of presenting to an even bigger audience is daunting we are looking forward to representing Jersey College for Girls against the rest of the UK in June.

 Our Winning Team: Naomi Dodds, Shamalie Elkin, Emily Bain, Ellie Bennett, Lindsey Young and Jennifer Russ