Please read and ensure that you have understood these instructions and Letter for Disruption to the Taking of Examinations due to Adverse Weather issued by the Examination Board attached before completing the entry form. The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) cannot not be held responsible for incorrect entries.
[NEW] IMPORTANT CHANGES ON IGCSE FRENCH (4FR1) / GERMAN (4GN1) / SPANISH (4SP1) / CHINESE (4CN1) - MAY/JUNE 2021
As announced by Pearson Edexcel, Paper 3 – Speaking will not be assessed in May/June 2021 in any of IGCSE language subjects. The speaking component will be changed to an endorsement format, awarded only at pass, merit and distinction, and assessed internally by school teachers as part of day-to-day teaching and learning. The assessment of the qualification will be completely based on the skills of listening, reading and writing. Consequently, Paper 1: Listening and Paper 2: Reading and Writing will now account for 100% of the IGCSE qualification grade. The speaking endorsement will not be graded from 9 to 1 similar to the IGCSE papers that are normally examined. Instead, school teachers will provide an indication of their students’ level of competency-language Speaking according to Ofqual’s common assessment criteria. Please note that the speaking endorsement level will then be featured on each candidate’s certificate alongside their combined grade from Papers 1 and 2. Any students who do not meet the requirements for pass or do not have an endorsement level submitted will receive the results of “not classified” and it will be reported on the IGCSE certificate as well.
As the speaking endorsement level is determined by school teachers subject to student’s overall speaking performance at schools, the HKEAA is not in the position to provide the speaking endorsement level to the private candidates. All private candidates who registered for the IGCSE language subjects via the HKEAA for May/June 2021 series will receive the result of “not classified” for speaking endorsement and it will be reported on the IGCSE certificate alongside the overall grade. Private candidates are strongly encouraged to consider carefully if they accept such arrangement for the speaking endorsement in May/June 2021 series. Otherwise, candidates are recommended to register these IGCSE language subjects either through their schools or other authorized centres who can assist them to obtain the speaking endorsement level or enter the IGCSE language subjects in Summer 2022.
School candidates are also advised to check with their schools to see if the speaking endorsement level can be provided by school teachers before making entries with the HKEAA. If any schools fail to provide the speaking endorsement level for their students, the school candidates will receive the result of “not classified” for speaking endorsement as well.
Please note that this is a one-time arrangement for IGCSE language subjects in May/June 2021 series only. It is the responsibility of candidates to ensure that their examination results meet different recognizing bodies’ recognition and entrance requirements. The HKEAA will not be held responsible for any incorrect entries and the examination fees paid are not refundable nor transferrable to a later examination. Candidates’ requests to withdraw the incorrect entries in a later stage will not be considered.
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. Candidates must complete the online registration and settle the examination fees by 8 January 2021 (5:30 p.m.). Alternatively, school candidates may submit their registration by completed entry forms through their school heads.
School candidates who wish to apply for the “subsidised examination fee” for taking the IGCSE Chinese Examination MUST submit their completed Entry Form, Supplementary Entry Forms for Application for Subsidised Examination Fee and photocopy of their valid Hong Kong Identity Card or other identification document through their schools to the HKEAA in paper copies instead of online. Application for the “subsidised examination fee”, if applicable, will not be considered for those who do not submit properly completed Supplementary Entry Form. 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 8 January 2021 (5:30pm). No postal application will be accepted. Please note that the paper registration for school candidates is no longer available starting from next examination series (i.e. January 2022 series).
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 8 January 2021 (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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (3628 8761 / 3628 8787) for further assistance.
Online Registration (Normal)
International and Professional Examinations Division Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority San Po Kong Office 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 Enquiries: HKEAA Email: email@example.com Tel: 3628 8761 / 3628 8787 Fax. 3628 8790
Examination Board Websit: https://qualifications.pearson.com/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 8129 0100
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8 January 2021 (5:30 p.m.)
9 January 2021 (8:30 a.m.)
22 January 2021 (5:30 p.m.)
Remarks: 1. Postal and in-person registrations are no longer available. 2. The HKEAA will not accept the late entry submitted after 22 January 2021 (5:30 p.m.).
Candidates with special needs and disabilities requiring special arrangements should contact the HKEAA by email at email@example.com and enquire for the application form as well as the list of supporting documents. Completed application must be received by the HKEAA on or before 22 January 2021.
Candidates should keep their original receipts or a record of online registration as evidence of payment. If payment of examination fees is not made by the specific deadline, entries are accepted at the discretion of the HKEAA and a supplementary fee in addition to the examination fees will be levied.
Examination fees paid by a candidate who subsequently withdraws his / her entry, or is absent from the examination, or the examination is cancelled at a later stage will NOT be refunded. 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 May/June to January series) or for other purposes. In addition, the HKEAA will not offer the service of “Transferred Candidate” under any circumstance.
Any supplementary fees paid during the registration will not be counted as a part of examination fees. The supplementary fee paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.
[NEW] Candidates who entered for 4HI1 History are required to choose either Option A or Option B. This is a one-time arrangement in May/June 2021 series only. For details, please refer to the specification on the Pearson website.
The results will be available around late August 2021. Candidate Statements of Provisional Results will be sent to private candidates by post or school candidates through their participating schools / organizations. Candidates who have not received their results by mid-September 2021 MUST contact their participating schools / organizations or the HKEAA. Candidates may apply for the Reviews of Marking and Moderation (RoMM) services in accordance with the procedures, fees and deadlines to be announced after the results day. The certificates, if applicable, will be available around November 2021 subject to the delivery arrangement of Pearson Edexcel, which will be sent to private candidates by post or school candidates through their participating schools / organizations.
Candidates who have not received their certificates should contact the HKEAA to track the delivery status within 5 months after mail; otherwise, the certificates will be regarded as successfully received by the candidates. Certificates unclaimed for 5 months after mail will be returned to the Examination Board without further notice. After that, request for lost or unclaimed certificates will have to be made directly with the Examination Board by the candidates as applications for replacement certificates. Fees will be charged by the Examination Board. Candidates should inform the HKEAA in writing of their new address and contact telephone number if their address has been changed. The HKEAA cannot accept the responsibility for any possible loss, delay or damage in mail causing the need of requesting for replacement certificates. The HKEAA cannot reproduce certificates in any form.
Please note that neither the Examination Board nor the HKEAA will be responsible for any non-performance of duties where such non-performance has been caused by an act of God, labour strike, natural disaster, adverse weather, epidemic, government action or intervention, riot, or any cause not reasonably foreseeable and beyond the reasonable control of Examination Board or the HKEAA. Postponement/Rescheduling of examinations due to unforeseeable circumstances will not be accepted by the Examination Board, and instead, only special consideration may be granted as appropriate. Please note that the outcome of special consideration is entirely subject to the related polices and decision made by the Examination Board. If candidates are considered as having missed a timetabled component / unit for acceptable reasons by the Examination Board, aegrotat marks (calculated marks based on the candidates’ performance in other papers they have sat) may be issued to eligible candidates*; otherwise, a “zero mark” will be given instead. *Application and eligibility requirements of special consideration are provided on the website of the Examination Board (https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/support/support-topics/exams/special-requirements/special-consideration.html).
Note: The HKEAA, including their contractors and subcontractors, shall not be liable to anyone claiming for any damage, which are caused by, arising from or otherwise related to the failure of staff members, examination personnel or the examination centres to comply with the examination regulations, policies or procedures.