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Important Changes on the Name of Pearson Test of English (PTE) Examination

As announced by Pearson, PTE Young Learners and PTE General will be renamed to Pearson English International Certificate – Young Learners and Pearson English International Certificate respectively starting December 2020.

 

Date: 14 September 2020

 

Introduction

Pearson English International Certificate - Young Learners (formerly known as PTE Young Learners) provide a fun, stress-free test for age 6-12 children; whilst Pearson English International Certificate (formerly known as PTE General) is a comprehensive and coherent assessment program that covers all the Common European Framework (CEF) level which provides an internationally recognized English test for teenagers and adults.

Candidates may visit Pearson’s website at http://www.pearsonpte.com or www.pearson.com.hk/PTE for more details information of the Examination or contact Pearson Language Tests Hong Kong office at 3181 0123.
 

Important Date

The HKEAA will offer the Pearson English International Certificate - Young Learners examinations and Pearson English International Certificate examinations in May and December each year. Please refer to the important dates as follows:

 

Series Level Registration Period Examination Period(Speaking and Writing)  Release of Results (Tentative) Issue of Certificates (Tentative)

May 21

Pearson English International Certificate - Young Learners /
Pearson English International Certificate
Mid-February to Mid-March Early to Mid May Mid July End of July
Dec 20 Pearson English International Certificate - Young Learners /
Pearson English International Certificate

14 Sep - 9 Oct

6 Dec (Speaking) & 12 Dec (Writing)

Early February of the following Year Early March of the following Year

 

 

Examination Dates and Fees

Different levels of the Pearson English International Certificate - Young Learners and Pearson English International Certificate will be held in December 2020 in Hong Kong. For details, please read "Notes for Persons Entering the Examinations" carefully.   Admission form will be issued in around late November 2020. Examination results such as result statement or certificate will be sent to candidates about 3 months after the examinations are concluded.

 

 

Examination Registration

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 December 2020 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 9 October 2020 (5:30pm).

Online Registration (online.hkeaa.edu.hk):
14 September 2020 (8:30am) to 9 October 2020 (5:30pm)

Examination Entry Document:
Notes for Persons Entering the Examination

Postal and In-person registration is no longer available for December 2020 seriesThe HKEAA will NOT accept the late registration submitted after 9 October 2020. Fees are NOT transferable to other centres, or from one examination to another / a later series or for other purposes.  In addition, the HKEAA will not offer the service of “Transferred Candidate” under any circumstance. 

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.

 

 

Examination Syllabus & Examination Result Release Date

For tests syllabuses and test result release date, please contact Pearson Language Tests Hong Kong office at (852) 3181 0123 or visit its website (http://www.pearsonpte.com or www.pearson.com.hk/PTE)

Candidates can download the Application Form and Notes for Review of Marking and Moderation here.

 

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 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. 

 

Enquiry

For examinations administration matters (such as registration), please contact the HKEAA at (852) 3628 8761. For service quality assurance, our telephone conservation with the public may be recorded. 

 

 

 

 

 

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