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Four students from Year 12 have won a place in the final stage of the ICAEW BASE Business and Accountancy competition.

BASE is a free national business and accounting competition, organised by Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).  It is an exciting experience where students aged 16-17 take part in team challenges. It helps to give them an understanding of what it’s like to be an ICAEW Chartered Accountant, whilst also developing key employability skills.

This year, ICAEW reported that there had been a greater number of applicants and that the standard has been particularly high.

Sixth Formers Eleanor, Abi, Jasmine and Heidi were successful and now go forward to compete online in the 2021 National Final against 23 other teams.

The National Champions will win an iPad Air each, a Champion’s Day at Chartered Accountant’s Hall, the chance to interview ICAEW’s CEO, Michael Izza, a £4,000 cash prize for the school to spend on resources and enrichment activities and a full day employability session for their school.

Reaching the final is a fantastic achievement. The students are delighted and Mrs Robinson, Head of Business and Careers Lead at Durham High School, is very proud of their hard work.

Find out more about the BASE competition on the ICAEW website.