Professor Ronald Hutton at CTC

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On Wednesday 10 October, Professor Ronald Hutton of the University of Bristol gave CTC staff and students a lecture on ‘The Great Witch Hunt’ of the late 16th-early 17th century. Drawing on research for his latest book, The Witch (2017), Professor Hutton explained how a conjunction of catastrophic events –global cooling, crop failures and religious...

Monkey Hunter Experiment

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This week Zichao Zhou (Year 12) managed to hit the target in the Monkey Hunter experiment during Dr. Farrelly’s Physics class. As the ball bearing leaves the blowpipe, it breaks a circuit, causing the tennis ball to fall at the same time. Since both ball and ball bearing fall at the same time with the...

CTC Art students trip

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Located close to Central London, CTC students have the opportunity to visit major exhibitions and galleries, to experience a wealth of both historical and contemporary art. At the Oceania exhibition, CTC Art students saw artefacts and installation pieces from the past 300 years reflecting the culture of this part of the world and its relationship with its...

Excellent A-Level Results at Cambridge Tutors College

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Cambridge Tutors College is celebrating another strong set of A-Level grades which includes three students progressing on to Oxbridge, and four more who have received places to study Medicine. The top performer was Chenming (Kevin) Wang from China who attained four A* grades in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Further Maths and he will now study...

Major accolade for CTC Principal

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CTC Principal Dr Drew has been made a Founding Fellow (FCCT) of the Chartered College of Teaching. This is an accolade held by some of the most committed teachers and leaders, who have shown a significant and sustained contribution to the teaching profession and their own professional development.  The Chartered College of Teaching aims to...

From classroom to the career ladder

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When ex-student Ali Al-Aboosi returned to CTC to give a lecture for UCAS Day earlier this month, it bought back fond memories of the College. Ali explains in the own words about his time at CTC. ‘Coming from Iraq and being from a different cultural background, my journey began with two challenges: firstly, adjusting to...

Artwork of the week

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This painting is by Alex Popa Florea for his exam project on the theme of ‘light and dark’. Alex took inspiration from the Italian painter Caravaggio when arranging this composition and the careful use of light. Alex chose the theme of card games from his own interest in magic and card tricks.

The British Physics Olympiad Round 1 Prizes

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The British Physics Olympiad is a prestigious annual competition run by Oxford University, aimed at the most able students. It is an excellent preparation for those applying to the top universities for Physics or Engineering. CTC has frequently taken part in this competition and has achieved considerable successes, including the coveted gold award, obtained by...

UCAS Preparation Day – 8th May 2018

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This year, our UCAS Preparation Day for Year 12 students began with an introduction by our UCAS Consultant, Mrs Valerie Simpson, in which she explained the importance of thorough preparation for university interviews. Participants from the assembled group were selected to demonstrate to their peers how to create a good first impression through appearance, demeanour,...

CTC and the CIFE challenge

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On the warmest early Bank Holiday in the UK since records began, CTC set off to participate in the CIFE Inter College Quiz Challenge 2018. CIFE is a group of 23 Independent UK Colleges and this Challenge is a very sought after prestigious award and prize. Next door to the National History Museum, which looked stunning...