Newham Collegiate team in national final of accountancy competition

The Newham Collegiate Sixth Formers with their trophy

The Newham Collegiate Sixth Formers with their trophy - Credit: 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.


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“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.”

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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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