BASE is ICAEW’s national Business, Accounting and Skills Education competition for students aged 16-19. A unique and exciting experience, students are able to engage in a challenging business game that enables them to develop key employability skills and understand what it’s like to be an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.
Consisting of 46 UK regional heats and a national final, students of all abilities attend their local heat to: find out more about careers in accountancy, finance and business, compete in a thought-provoking business game and network with professionals at a dedicated employer exhibition.
Eleven TGS students competed in two teams at the Kent heat at the Towers School and Sixth Form Centre in Ashford on Thursday 27th March. The TGS teams were the ‘room winners’ e.g. were placed first and second out of their half of the competition, so all our students gave their presentations twice. Our Group 2 were chosen as runners-up in the overall Kent competition. While they have not reached the national final, it bodes very well that all of our students were shortlisted. Miriam Weber was particularly commended by the judges for her confident public speaking.
“I thought the BASE competition was a great experience in which we could put ourselves in the shoes of business executives and we definitely learnt a lot about decision making and time management.” Kriti Agarwal, year 12.
Mrs Baker, Subject Leader Economics: “The students enjoyed the practical nature of the game and I was proud of the ability they demonstrated to work together effectively in teams, to analyse business data and to present their findings in a professional and well-argued way to the judges."