Blessed William Howard

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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 GCSE Exam timetable - 23/24

 GCSE masterclass timetable - 23/24

 A Level Exam timetable - 23/24



At Blessed William Howard we are committed to ensuring that students are fully prepared for their examinations, not only academically but also pastorally.

All year groups follow the assessment timetable to ensure that rigorous data is collect however, for years 11 and 13 these mock examinations are conducted in the same conditions as the public examinations. This ensures that students have experienced the process multiple times, hopefully reducing some of the anxiety students inevitably feel leading up to their examinations. This will allow them to perform well and realise their God give talents.

All students are provided breakfast before a morning examination form 8:30 am in the canteen. This area is used for last minute preparation as they wait for their examination to start, with students being welcomed by their tutors, pastoral leaders and class teachers.

With GCSE Exams commencing week commencing 9 May 2024, 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 Sharpener
  • 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

Results days

Year 13 results day - 15th August 2024

Year 11 results day - 22nd August 2024

Summer 2023 exam contingency day:  Wednesday 26th June 2024

The exam awarding bodies have designated Wednesday 26th June 2024 as a ‘contingency day’ for examinations.

All summer 2024 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.

Useful links

Post Results Services 2023 

Clerical rechecks, reviews of marking and appeals candidate consent form 

JCQ Information for Candidates - Written Examinations

Student Handbook A - Z for Exams 

Information for candidates 2024

Onscreen tests

Privacy Notice

Social Media

Written Exams

Non-examination Assessments

Coursework Assessments

Mobile Phones and other unauthorised items

Warning to Candidates

Coping with Exam Pressure - A student Guide