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International Advanced Levels (IAL) Exam

The International Advanced Level (IAL) A / AS-level examination, offered by Pearson Edexcel are held in May / June and January. Pearson Edexcel is an examining and awarding body based in the UK and operates throughout the world.

Other similar examinations offered in HK through the HKEAA:


Important Dates
Exam Period
Registration Period
Winter Series
Jan Mid-Sep
Summer Series
May - Jun

Late Nov - Early Dec

Important Dates for May / June 2024 Examinations

  1. Period of examination:
    May / June 2024
  2. Online Registration (  
    (Normal Registration) 27 Nov - 8 Dec 2023 
    (Late Entry) 9 - 30 Dec 2023 and 1 - 12 Jan 2024 

Postal and In-person registrations are no longer available.

Private and School Candidates

Private Candidates are required to submit their registrations via the HKEAA Online Registration System ( during the registration period. They should upload the image of their valid Hong Kong Identity Cards or other identification documents* for verification purpose at the time of registration. For candidates who would like to register as a “School Candidates”, they should first obtain a school code (i.e. GSXXX) through their schools and the school code is required to be entered during the online registration.

*with effect from 31 January 2021, British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) passport cannot be used as any form of proof of identity in Hong Kong. Applicants may use alternative form of valid and acceptable identification document as proof of identity for the registration of Pearson Edexcel IAL Examinations.

Candidates must complete the online registration and settle the examination fees by 8 December 2023. All registration submitted after 8 December 2023 will be served as “Late Entry” and a supplementary fee will be levied for each application. Candidates are advised to submit their entries as early as possible in order to avoid the rush in the last few days. For those candidates who have difficulties with online registration, please contact the HKEAA by email ( or by phone (3628 8787) for further assistance.

Please note that all examination documents (e.g. candidate information checklist, admission form, result statement) will be posted within Hong Kong only. No postal service will be arranged for address located outside Hong Kong.



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General Information



Data Privacy
Personal data of candidates are used by the HKEAA and the Examination Board for delivery of examination and assessment services. Whether you provide the requested personal data is voluntary. However, if you fail to provide all the data, or if any of the data are inaccurate or incomplete, the HKEAA may not be able to accept your entry or provide all or part of the examination and assessment services. The personal data submitted may also be used for:
  • assisting tertiary institutions and other government  / public organizations in their admissions processes;
  • assisting tertiary institutions and other government  / public organizations in respect of their requests for information in granting scholarships;
  • assisting tertiary institutions and other government / public organizations to confirm the candidates' eligibility for financial assistance or other forms of subsidization, in which case, the necessary personal data of the candidates may have to be disclosed to the concerned organizations for verification;
  • certifying candidates' examination results in response to legitimate requests;
  • processing any refund or payment in relation to the examination;
  • conducting or assisting tertiary institutions and other government / public organizations to conduct educational research and analysis;
  • conducting educational research and analysis in an anonymous format in which the identities of candidates are not traceable; and
  • marketing the services and products of the Examination Board (including examination services, courses, events, publications, and other examination materials or resources) subject to the consent of the candidates.* 

The HKEAA may also transfer the personal data of candidates to third parties for use for the above purposes or other directly related purposes, including government / public organizations, schools and educational institutions, banks (for processing refund or payment), and service providers providing various administrative or technical services to facilitate the delivery of the examination and assessment services including but not limited to data punching, registration process, dispatch of examination documents, and the capture, disposal or other processing of data.   

In compliance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, access to all personal data will be made available, on payment of a fee, to anyone who can establish his / her right to be informed of such data as are retained by the HKEAA. Please also note that candidates' personal data / correspondence / other information received by the HKEAA may be referred to the Examination Board concerned for delivery of examination and assessment services and for any of  the abovementioned purposes or other directly related purposes. In general, upon completion of an examination or examination series and all the connecting examination services, the HKEAA will transfer all such data to the Examination Board who will then assume full control of such data. By then, candidates should approach the Examination Board direct for their personal data / information handling policies if necessary.

*If you have given consent but wish to withdraw your consent for your personal data to be used for this purpose, please send a letter of request to the HKEAA 


Examination Publications

The syllabuses, marking scheme and past question papers may be downloaded from the website:

Past question papers are also available for sale from HKEAA Online Bookstore.



Please contact the awarding body, Pearson Edexcel, at Tel: (852) 8129 0100, Email:, website:



Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority


 (852) 3628 8787
(For service quality assurance, our telephone conservation with the public may be recorded)


 (852) 3628 8790



International and Professional Examinations Division
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San Po Kong

Office Hour:

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(Without Lunch Break)
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and General Holidays