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International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Exam
International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Exam

Change of examination timetable –

Cambridge International IGCSE May/June 2023

As announced by Cambridge International, the following IGCSE examinations in May/June 2023 has to be rescheduled due to 8 May 2023 being an additional public holiday in celebration of the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III. The updated examination timetable is now available at here.

  • French Paper 1 & 4 (0520/12 & 42)
  • English (First Language) Paper 2 (0500/22)
  • English (Second Language) (Core) Paper 3 & (Extended) Paper 4 (0510/32 & 42)

Date: 1 December 2022

(A) Pearson Edexcel (B) Cambridge International
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 International, IGCSE

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations, offered by Cambridge International are held in May / June and October / November. Cambridge International 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
(A) Pearson Edexcel, IGCSE
 
Exam Period
Registration Period
Summer Series
May - Jun Late Nov - Early Dec
Autumn Series
Nov

Late Jun - Early Jul


Important Dates for the May / June 2023 Examinations

  • Period of examinations:
    May / June 2023
  • Online Registration (online.hkeaa.edu.hk)
    (Normal Registration)
    28 Nov 2022 (8:30a.m.) - 16 Dec 2022 (5:30p.m.)
    (Late Entry)
    19 Dec 2022 (8:30a.m.) - 30 Dec 2022 (5:30p.m.) and
    1 Jan 2023 (8:30a.m.) - 20 Jan 2023 (5:30p.m.)

    *Postal and In-person registrations are no longer available

     

(B) Cambridge International, IGCSE

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

Late Jun - Early Jul


Important Dates for the May / June 2023 Examinations

  • Period of examinations:
    May / June 2023
  • Online Registration (online.hkeaa.edu.hk):
    (Normal Registration)
    28 Nov 2022 (8:30a.m.) - 16 Dec 2022 (5:30p.m.)
    (Late Entry)
    19 Dec 2022 (8:30a.m.) - 30 Dec 2022 (5:30p.m.) and
    1 Jan 2023 (8:30a.m.) - 20 Jan 2023 (5:30p.m.)

    *Postal and In-person registrations are no longer available

     

 

 

Examination Registration
(A) Pearson Edexcel, IGCSE

School Candidates

Candidates are required to submit their registration via the HKEAA Online Registration System (online.hkeaa.edu.hk) during the registration period. They should first obtain the school code through their school heads. They should upload the image of their valid Hong Kong Identity Cards or other identification documents* and settle the payment online. Examination fees must be settled online by 16 December 2022 (5:30 p.m.).

Eligible NCS school candidates who wish to apply for the “subsidised examination fee” for taking the Pearson Edexcel IGCSE Chinese examination MUST contact their schools for registration. Schools are required to submit the registrations via IPE Digital Form system during the registration period. After the registrations are submitted by schools, an entry form will be generated by the system automatically and schools will distribute the entry forms to candidates for signature. Candidates should check if the registration information is correct. If amendments on the forms are required, please contact the schools for further assistance. At last, schools will return the signed entry form with the photocopy of candidates identification documents (e.g. HKID card / Passport*) to the HKEAA San Po Kong Office in person no later than 16 December 2022 (5:30 p.m.).

Private Candidates

Candidates are required to submit their registration 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 checking at the time of registration. Candidates must complete the online registration and settle the examination fees by 16 December 2022 (5:30 p.m.). Candidates are advised to submit their entries as early as possible in order to avoid the rush in the last few days.

*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 IGCSE Examinations.

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.

 

(B) Cambridge International, IGCSE

School Candidates

Candidates are required to submit their registration via the HKEAA Online Registration System (online.hkeaa.edu.hk) during the registration period. They should first obtain the school code through their school heads. They should upload the image of their valid Hong Kong Identity Cards or other identification documents* and settle the payment online. Examination fees must be settled online by 16 December 2022 (5:30 p.m.).

Eligible NCS school candidates who wish to apply for the “subsidised examination fee” for taking the Cambridge International IGCSE Chinese examination MUST contact their schools for registration. Schools are required to submit the registrations via IPE Digital Form system during the registration period. After the registrations are submitted by schools, an entry form will be generated by the system automatically and schools will distribute the entry forms to candidates for signature. Candidates should check if the registration information is correct. If amendments on the forms are required, please contact the schools for further assistance. At last, schools will return the signed entry form with the photocopy of candidates identification documents (e.g. HKID card / Passport*) to the HKEAA San Po Kong Office in person no later than 16 December 2022 (5:30 p.m.).

Private Candidates

Candidates are required to submit their registration 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 checking at the time of registration. Candidates must complete the online registration and settle the examination fees by 16 December 2022 (5:30 p.m.). Candidates are advised to submit their entries as early as possible in order to avoid the rush in the last few days.

*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 Cambridge International IGCSE Examinations.

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.

 

 

 

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 International, 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 International, IGCSE
Recognition and Equivalence
Pearson Edexcel, IGCSE / Cambridge International, IGCSE
  1. Grade E or above in all HKALE# A-level and AS-level subjects is generally recognized as equivalent to an A-level pass and an AS-level pass respectively in a British International GCE.
  2. Grade C or above in most HKCEE# subjects is generally recognized as the equivalence of an O-level pass in a British International GCE.
  3. The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) in the UK has included the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) in the UCAS Tariff system and the qualification is recognized as comparable to the British GCE A-level. For details, please click here.
  4. The above information is for reference only. In general, it is for individual users of qualifications to define their own threshold levels of performance for admission/recruitment purposes.

    # The Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) and The Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) was offered the last time in 2011 and 2013 respectively.

 

 

Participating School / Centre
Pearson Edexcel, IGCSE / Cambridge International, 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.

  • Information for GCE / IAL / GCSE / IGCSE Participating School / Centre
Data Privacy
Pearson Edexcel, IGCSE/ Cambridge International, 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.

 

Frequently Asked Questions
Pearson Edexcel, IGCSE / Cambridge International, IGCSE

Please click Pearson EdexcelCambridge International for questions and answers.

 

 

Examination Publications
(A) Pearson Edexcel, IGCSE (B) Cambridge International, 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 International, IGCSE
Pearson Edexcel
Cambridge International
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
Tel: (852) 3628 8787
(For service quality assurance, our telephone conservation with the public may be recorded)
Tel: (852) 3628 8787
(For service quality assurance, our telephone conservation with the public may be recorded)
Fax: (852) 3628 8790 Fax: (852) 3628 8790
E-mail: ie@hkeaa.edu.hk E-mail: ie@hkeaa.edu.hk
Address: International and Professional Examinations Division
3/F, 17 Tseuk Luk Street
San Po Kong
Kowloon
Address: International and Professional Examinations Division
3/F, 17 Tseuk Luk Street
San Po Kong
Kowloon
Office Hour: Mon to Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
(Without Lunch Break)
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and General Holidays
Office Hour: Mon to Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
(Without Lunch Break)
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and General Holidays