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General Certificate of Education (GCE) Exams

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(A) Pearson Edexcel 
(B) Cambridge Assessment International Education

Introduction

(A) Pearson Edexcel, GCE

The General Certificate of Education (GCE) A / AS-level examinations, offered by Pearson Edexcel, are held in May / June. 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 Assessment International Education, GCE

The General Certificate of Education (GCE) A / AS-level examinations, offered by Cambridge Assessment International Education are held in May / June and October / November. Cambridge Assessment International Education 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, GCE
  Examination Period Registration
Period
Summer Series May - Jun Details to be announced

Important Dates for the May / June 2021 Examinations

  • Period of examinations:  
    May - June 2021
  • Online Registration (online.hkeaa.edu.hk):
    Details to be announced

*Postal and In-person registrations are no longer available.

 

 

(B) Cambridge Assessment International Education, GCE
  Examination Period Registration
Period
Autumn Series Oct - Nov Late Jun -
Early Jul
Summer Series May - Jun Late Nov -
Early Dec

Important Dates for the May / June 2021  Examinations

  • Period of examinations:
    May - June 2021
  • Online Registration (online.hkeaa.edu.hk):
    26 Nov 2020 (8:30am) - 11 Dec 2020 (5:30pm)

*Postal and In-person registrations are no longer available.

 

 

Examination Registration

(A) Pearson Edexcel, GCE

Details to be announced

(B) Cambridge Assessment International Education, GCE School Candidates

Candidates are strongly advised to submit their registration online (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 11 December 2020 (5:30 p.m.). Alternatively, school candidates may submit their registration by completed entry forms through their school heads.

 For paper registration, schools are required to submit the completed entry form and related documents to the HKEAA San Po Kong Office in person on or before 11 December 2020. No postal application will be accepted.

Private Candidates

Candidates are required to submit their registration online (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 11 December 2020 (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.

 For those candidates who have difficulties with online registration, please contact the HKEAA by email (ie3@hkeaa.edu.hk) or by phone (3628 8761 / 3628 8787) for further assistance.

 

 

Documents Download

(A) Pearson Edexcel, GCE
  1. Examination Timetable
  2. Address Amendment Form
    To change the postal address after registration, candidates should complete and return the "Address Amendment Form" by fax (3628 8790) or by post to the HKEAA Registration office.
  3. Notes for Persons Entering for the Examinations
  4. Subject Fee List

 

 

(B) Cambridge Assessment International Education, GCE
  1. Examination Timetable
  2. Address Amendment Form
    To change the postal address after registration, candidates should complete and return the "Address Amendment Form" by fax (3628 8790) or by post to the HKEAA Registration office.
  3. Notes for Persons Entering for the Examinations
  4. Subject Fee List

 

 

 

General Information

Pearson Edexcel, GCE / Cambridge Assessment International Education, GCE

 

 

Recognition and Equivalence

Pearson Edexcel, GCE / Cambridge Assessment International Education, GCE
  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. British GCSE, IGCSE and International GCE O-level are internationally recognized as being equivalent in standard in principle.
  5. 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, GCE / Cambridge Assessment International Education, GCE

 

  • How to Become a Participating School / Centre

    Schools wishing to present candidates for the GCE examinations must be a registered school with the Education Bureau. School may write to the HKEAA to apply for becoming a GCE 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 GCE participating schools before the scheduled registration period.

 

  • Information for GCE / IAL / GCSE / IGCSE Participating School / Centre

    Click to go to Extranet

 

 

Data Privacy

Pearson Edexcel, GCE / Cambridge Assessment International Education, GCE

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, GCE / Cambridge Assessment International Education, GCE

Please click here Schools / Candidates for questions and answers.

 

 

Examination Publications

(A) Pearson Edexcel, GCE (B) Cambridge Assessment International Education, GCE
Copies of the syllabuses (Specifications), question papers and marking schemes for the GCE Examinations held outside UK are available on Edexcel's website https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html. Past question papers may also be purchased at the Publications Unit of the HKEAA San Po Kong Office.

Answer keys and marking schemes of past papers are not available at the Publications Unit of the HKEAA San Po Kong Office.
Copies of the syllabuses and past question papers for the GCE Examinations held outside UK are available on Cambridge's website www.cambridgeinternational.org/.

 

 

Contacts

(A) Pearson Edexcel, GCE (B) Cambridge Assessment International Education, GCE
Pearson Edexcel Cambridge Assessment International Education
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: ie3@hkeaa.edu.hk E-mail: ie3@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

 

 

 

 

 

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