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Investment bonds - a learning resource for upcoming Yr 13 Economics students for their summer break!

Jonny Clark

17th July 2017

Assuming that you've left much of the financial markets section of the A level Economics specification until year 2 of the course, here's a challenging online resource for next year's Year 13 students looking for some work as preparation.

Called 'Strong Bonds', the resource comes in 3 parts:

1) An introduction to investment bonds and key terminology.

2) The 'Strong Bonds' online simulator: invest £10,000 on a portfolio of bonds and see if you can return a profit over the 5 year period of the game. The game has elements of skill (or risk) as well as the random nature of how sound investments can go wrong! Perhaps students within a group can play the game and see who manages to get the greatest return?

3) A short multi-choice quiz based on the information found within the introductory section and the game.

Click here for 'Strong Bonds' investment bonds activity.

Jonny Clark

Jon Clark has been teaching economics and business studies for over 25 years primarily in the Further Education sector. Before joining tutor2u, he was a senior manager at South Cheshire College in Crewe.


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