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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

 *Autumn Series

 Oct Mid-July - Late July
Winter Series Jan Early - Mid Sep
Summer Series May - Jun Late Nov - Early Dec

*Important Dates for the October 2020 Examinations (This is an additional arrangement only for 2020)

  1. Period of examination:
    October 2020
  2. Registration by post:
    13 - 17 July 2020
  3. Registration in-person or by a representative:
    20 - 24 July 2020
    Mon to Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm (Without Lunch Break)
    Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and General Hoildays
  4. Online Registration (
    13 July (8:30am) - 27 July 2020 (5:30pm)

Important Dates for the January 2021 Examinations

Registration Period: Early September to mid-September 2020
(Registration details will be announced in early September 2020.)



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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 


Frequently Asked Questions




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