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International Advanced Levels (IAL) Exam

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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-Late Sep
Summer Series May - Jun Late Nov - Early Dec
  1. Period of examination:
    January 2021
  2. Online Registration (
    16 September 2020 (8:30am) - 5 October 2020 (5:30pm)


Interested parties may enter the examinations through their school as "School Candidates" or apply by themselves as "Private Candidates". All candidates are required to submit their registration online during the registration period.

The School Candidates should first obtain the school code through their school and enter the school code during registration. Alternatively, the School Candidates may also submit their paper registration through their school for January 2021 series. Schools must submit the completed entry forms, the photocopies of candidate’s identification documents and examination fees to the HKEAA San Po Kong Office in-person by 5 October 2020 (5:30pm).

Postal and In-person registration is no longer available for January 2021 series. The HKEAA will NOT accept the late registration submitted after 5 October 2020. Fees are NOT transferable to other exam centres (i.e. from HKEAA to other authorized exam centres), or from one examination to another (i.e. from IGCSE to IAL) / a later series (i.e. from January to May/June series) or for other purposes. In addition, the HKEAA will not offer the service of “Transferred Candidate” under any circumstances.

Candidates requesting special arrangements should submit a written request together with a medical certificate at the time of registration. The application of special arrangement is subject to the examination board's approval.


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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 


Frequently Asked Questions




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
3/F, 17 Tseuk Luk Street
San Po Kong

Office Hour:

Mon to Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
(Without Lunch Break)
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and General Hoildays