Sirius Academy take the BASE level

[20 Mar 2015]

On Wednesday 18th March 2015, 6th form students from Sirius Academy took part in the regional heats of the BASE 2015 competition at Hull University for the first time. BASE (Business, Accounting and Skills Education) is set up by the ICAEW to work with young people to develop their financial literacy skills and to help them understand the available pathways that students can access for a career in Accounting. As well as the competition, employers were present for a financial accounting fair and students were able to speak one on one and ask questions about the profession.
Shona Dows, Cameron Furlong, Jessica Moffatt and Ryan Bentley had to work with a business mentor on a 30 page project brief that is designed for 3rd year Accounting students that do it as part of the ACA course. Students had to present a report that advised a judging panel on the business and financial aspects of two case studies that involved unethical use of workers and contaminated honey. Shona, Jessica, Cameron and Ryan took to the presentation with confidence and presented their report with confidence to the panel. Judges commented how impressed they were with some of the groups presenting skills and being able to deliver such a complicated brief. Although Sirius Academy did not place, Shona Dows won a £15 iTunes voucher and the Team commented about how much they enjoyed the day and what a good experience it was.
Claire Smalley would like to thank Cheryl Smith for helping to support on the day and for all staff involved in helping to make the event a success.