If you are keen to bring real world context into class to support the student experience, then consider SimVenture. Whether it is BTEC, AS or A Level, the simulation provides that all important applied hands-on activity. Lots of free and relevant course materials are available in the Resource Library and you can also download a free demo copy of the software from this site.
By creating a dynamic problem solving environment, the simulation challenges students to face the consequences of their decision making. Through its modelling of the interconnected nature of running a real business, the software provides the opportunity to put theory into practice, whilst offering a safe environment in which to learn from mistakes.
Ideal for small group work, SimVenture can also be used to promote the development of key skills or to create a rich context in which to develop analysis, presentation or report writing skills.
Enrich extra-curricular activities with SimVenture or create competitions to engage and inspire students to consider the world of self-employment or develop crucial employability skills.
Details of colleges using SimVenture are also provided on this website.