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...

Informal concert at CTC

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The last lunchtime concert for the academic year, held on 3 May, was another opportunity for staff and students to display their talents. Our brilliant saxophonist – Rui (Karthus) Li opened the concert with a Kenny G instrumental.  Next up were first-time CTC concert performers – Armedin Kuka – who played the piano, and Anh...

Ulink London shopping trip!

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Ulink students enjoyed a trip to Selfridges in Oxford Street, Central London on Saturday – and many gifts purchased. Although initially unsure about wanting to go, Coco managed to out shop all the others under the careful eye of Mrs Marlow and Miss Shannon. Other students, who were always in groups, also enjoyed the London...

Further CTC Medic offer success – Xiang Tai Tan

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From an educational journey starting with long days and nights of study from an early age, Xiang Tai Tan has now received an offer to read Medicine at the University of Glasgow. Xiang Tai was born in Malaysia and, since his parents were keen for their son to have a good education, they enrolled him...

British Biology Olympiad success

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The British Biology Olympiad (BBO) is a national competition run by the Royal Society of Biology. This year 7800 students participated in the competition nationwide. Out of our 15 Year 12 and Year 13 students who entered, they achieved 4 silver medals, 6 bronze medals and 2 commendations. Silver medalists: Chyu Laing Yan Naing Mahta...

Medic offer fulfils childhood dream

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For CTC student Chyu Lai Yan Naing, a childhood dream is getting closer after receiving an offer to read Medicine at university. Chyu grew up in Myanmar and aspired to become a doctor because this career would enable her to combine her love of science with her desire to work with people and help them...