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Newham Collegiate team in national final of accountancy competition

PUBLISHED: 15:50 29 December 2015 | UPDATED: 15:50 29 December 2015

The Newham Collegiate Sixth Formers with their trophy

The Newham Collegiate Sixth Formers with their trophy

Asifa Malik

Life as a chartered accountant isn't something many sixth formers get to experience.

But for six teenagers from Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre, a business competition provided them with the opportunity to do just that.

The Business, Accounting and Skills Education competition saw 14 schools from across the capital take part in a challenging case study that enabled them to understand what it’s like to work for the Institute of Chartered Acountants in England and Wales.

The team – made up of Arif Uddin, Azher Chowdhury, Usman Maqbool, Dylan Vekaria, Tanweerur Siddique and Zaeem Arshad – impressed the judges enough to see them win the regional heats.

Dylan said: “It was a wonderful experience and we had a wonderful time.

“The next step is to go forth and claim the national prize in June.

“If we work as well as we did this time around anything is possible.”

The Year 12 students will face 48 other schools in the national final, where they will also attend a prize-giving ceremony and enjoy a celebratory three course meal

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