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International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Exam

 

(A) Pearson Edexcel (B) Cambridge
Introduction
(A) Pearson Edexcel IGCSE  

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations, offered by Pearson Edexcel, are held in May / June and November. 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:

 

(B) Cambridge IGCSE

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations, offered by Cambridge are held in May / June and October / November. Cambridge 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 for Registration 

 (A) Pearson Edexcel IGCSE

 
Exam Period
Registration Period
Summer Series
May - Jun Late Nov - Early Dec
Autumn Series
Nov

Early - Mid Aug


Important Dates for the May / June 2024 Examinations

  • Period of examinations: May / June 2024
  • Online Registration (online.hkeaa.edu.hk)
    (Normal Registration)
    27 Nov 2023 - 8 Dec 2023
    (Late Entry)
    9 - 30 Dec 2023 and 1 - 12 Jan 2024

(B) Cambridge IGCSE

 
Exam Period
Registration Period
Summer Series
May - Jun Late Nov - Early Dec
Autumn Series
Oct - Nov

Late Jun - Early Jul


HKEAA Online Registration System:

https://online.hkeaa.edu.hk/Portal/home.xhtml

 

Registration Window:

Normal Entry: 26 June 2024 (from 8:30am) - 12 July 2024 (by 5:30pm)

Late Entry*: 15 July 2024 (from 8:30am) - 19 July 2024 (by 5:30pm)

*A supplementary fee in addition to the examination fee will be levied for each late entry application. 

 

 

Important Infomration for Examination Registration

 (A) Pearson Edexcel IGCSE

Submission of Registration:

Candidates are required to submit their registrations via the HKEAA Online Registration System (online.hkeaa.edu.hk) 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.

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 (ie@hkeaa.edu.hk) or by phone (3628 8787) for further assistance.

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

(B) Cambridge IGCSE

Submission of Registration:

Candidates are required to submit their registrations via the HKEAA Online Registration System (online.hkeaa.edu.hk) 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.

Candidates must complete the online registration and settle the examination fees by 12 July 2024 (by 5:30pm). All registration submitted after 12 July 2024 (by 5:30pm) 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 (ie@hkeaa.edu.hk) or by phone (3628 8787) for further assistance.

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

Examination Timetable:

Please be reminded that it is the candidates' responsibilities to check the examination timetable carefully and to decide whether the examination schedule fits their personal life plan before the submission of the registration. 

Retake Entry (for retaking the same subject in May/June 2024 series):

The registration of "Retake Entry" will be opened in early September 2024. Candidates who would like to retake the same subject in May/June 2024 must contact the HKEAA for further assistance before the submission of the registration. 

Access Arrangement for Examination:

Candidates who request for access arrangement (including the request of Modified Paper) for the examination should contact the HKEAA by email and an application form will be sent to candidates for completion. Completed application form with valid supporting documents must be submitted to HKEAA by email before the specified deadline. 

Speaking Test for IGCSE French - Foreign Language (0520):

The speaking test (Paper 3) of IGCSE French Language will be held in October 2024. The admission form of the speaking test will be sent to private candidates by email or school candidates through schools in mid-September 2024. 

Candidate Information Checklist: 

The electronic version of the candidate information checklist will be released to private candidates via the HKEAA Online Service Portal by end of the July 2024. For school candidates, it will be distributed by their schools directly. 

Admission form for written examination:

The admission form for written examination will be sent to private candidates by post / school candidates through their schools in mid-September 2024.

Examination Results

The examiantion results for October / November 2024 series will be available in January 2025. 

 

 

Documents Download
(A) Pearson Edexcel IGCSE
  1. Examination Timetable
  2. Address Amendment Form
    To change the postal address after registration, candidates should complete and return the "Address Amendment Form" by email to ie@hkeaa.edu.hk.
  3. Notes to Applicants
  4. List of Subjects and Examination Fees

 

(B) Cambridge IGCSE
  1. Examination Timetable
  2. Address Amendment Form
    To change the postal address after registration, candidates should complete and return the "Address Amendment Form" by email to ie@hkeaa.edu.hk.
  3. Notes to Applicants
  4. List of Subjects and Examination Fees

 

 

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General Information
Pearson Edexcel IGCSE / Cambridge IGCSE
Participating School / Centre
Pearson Edexcel IGCSE / Cambridge IGCSE
  • How to Become a Participating School / Centre

    Schools wishing to present candidates for the IGCSE examinations must be a registered school with the Education Bureau. School may write to the HKEAA to apply for becoming a IGCSE participating school. A copy of the registration certificate and fees certificate issued by the Education Bureau should be attached to the application.

    Registration details will be sent to all IGCSE participating schools before the scheduled registration period. 

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Data Privacy
Pearson Edexcel IGCSE/ Cambridge IGCSE

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 and 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 purposes, please send a letter of request to the HKEAA.

 

Examination Publications
(A) Pearson Edexcel IGCSE (B) Cambridge IGCSE

The syllabuses, marking scheme and past question papers may be downloaded from the website:  https://qualifications.pearson.com.

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


The syllabuses and past question papers may be downloaded from the website: www.cambridgeinternational.org.

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

 

 

Contacts

(A) Pearson Edexcel IGCSE (B) Cambridge IGCSE
Pearson Edexcel
Cambridge
Tel: (44) 884 576 0025 Tel: (44) 1223 553 554
Fax: (44) 207 190 5700 Fax: (44) 1223 553 558
Website: https://qualifications.pearson.com Website: www.cambridgeinternational.org
Address: 190 High Holborn
London WC1V 7BH
UK
Address: 1 Hills Road
Cambridge CB1 2EU
UK
Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
Contact us: https://www.hkeaa.edu.hk/en/ipe/contact_us/ Contact us: https://www.hkeaa.edu.hk/en/ipe/contact_us/

     
       
       

 

 

 

 

 


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