2018 Quiz Night

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On 8 February, the annual CTC quiz night proved to be a very successful and competitive event. Mrs Beckett and the Student Committee had done a tremendous job in selling a large number of tickets to both staff and students. After settling into teams and tucking into drinks and nibbles, the night consisted of seven...

The Royal Thai Embassy visit

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On Tuesday, 6 February 2018, Ms Julia Plaistowe, Senior Advisor, together with Miss Thanida Techachokvivat, the Minister (for Education) and Miss Jaruwan Inpan, Education Officer, were amongst the visitors from the Office of Educational Affairs, The Royal Thai Embassy. This was their annual visit to CTC and they met with our Thai student, Pongpanot Sawakit,...

CTC partnership with NCUK

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CTC is delighted to announce a partnership with NCUK to offer their International Foundation Year programme from September 2018. Students wishing to study Business or Science and Engineering will now be able to benefit from the unique tutoring environment for the one-year course. NCUK is unique in UK higher education – they are a consortium of...

Science Society Enigma talk

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On Monday 5 February, CTC’s Science Society presented a fascinating lunchtime talk on the wartime Enigma machine. Chung Tou (Nicolas) Luk and Zhetao (Thomas) Xu explained that, during World War II, the Nazis used a device called Enigma to encrypt their messages – and believed that the code was impossible to crack. However, a British...

Art students trip to London

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This week, CTC GCSE and A-level art students visited the Saatchi Gallery, the V&A and the Royal Academy of Art in London as well as a selection of London private galleries. The trip was to help introduce and provide a range of sources of inspiration for their 2018 art exams.

CTC Oxbridge successes

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Congratulations to a number of CTC students who have been offered places at Oxbridge. This is an exceptional achievement and everyone at CTC is delighted with their individual success. Thanks also go to Mrs Valerie Simpson who oversaw all the UCAS applications, and helped many other students receive offers from their first choice university. Students...

The British Physics Olympiad Round 1

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The British Physics Olympiad is a prestigious annual competition run by Oxford University. It consists of very demanding questions that require students to think beyond the constraints of A­level Physics specifications, thus it is aimed at the most able students. It  is an excellent preparation for those applying to the top universities for Physics or...

National Poetry Day

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Students from all years enjoyed celebrating National Poetry Day by writing poems on the subject of ‘Freedom’. Students read out their poems to an enthusiastic audience assembled in the college library. The poems varied widely between those with a political theme to others which obviously reflected a very personal experience. The moods too varied from...

Halloween party

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The Student Committee organised a Halloween Party on 3 November and tickets were pre-sold to buy pizza, nibbles, drinks, and prizes for winners of various games and costumes. The party started at 5:30pm and the first game we played was ‘Musical Chairs’ and the winner of the game was Melvin! ‘Monster Mash’ was the game...

Informal concert

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The Student Committee organises lunch time concerts at least once a term and the first one was held on Wednesday 18 October. CTC has some very talented students (and staff), and for those who attended the concert, they enjoyed music, singing and a dance act! Shifeng (Leo) Liu and Rui (Karthus) Li opened the concert by...