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The Painsley Catholic Academy was established in 2012. We are the largest Catholic multi-academy company in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

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Exam Information

Summer 2022 exam contingency day:  Wednesday 29 June 2022

The exam awarding bodies have designated Wednesday 29 June 2022 as a ‘contingency day’ for examinations.

All summer 2022 exam candidates must therefore remain available up to and including this date should an awarding body need to use this contingency day for exams in the event of national or significant local disruption to exams in the UK.

With GCSE Exams commencing week commencing 9 May 2022, students should ensure that they have the following equipment in preparation for their exams.

  • Clear plastic pencil case
  • 2 Black Pens (not gel pens)
  • 2 Pencils
  • Ruler
  • Rubber
  • Protractor
  • Pencil Sharpner
  • Hi-lighter
  • Scientific calculator

Students are permitted to take a bottle of water into the exam hall, this must be in a clear plastic bottle with the label removed


Exam Timetable 

Y11 Exam Advance Notice 

Y13 Exam Advance Notice 

 JCQ Information for Candidates - Written Examinations

Letter - GCSE and A Level examination - 2022

Student Handbook A - Z for Exams 

Information for candidates 2022

Onscreen tests

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Written Exams

Non-examination Assessments

Coursework Assessments

Mobile Phones and other unauthorised items

Warning to Candidates

Coping with Exam Pressure - A student Guide