General education liceum

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A general education liceum (Polish: Liceum ogólnokształcące [liˈt͡sɛum ɔˌɡulnɔkʂtau̯ˈt͡sɔnt͡sɛ]) is an academic high school in the Polish educational system. They are attended by those who plan to further their academic education upon graduation from szkoła podstawowa (compulsory education) through the path different than Technikum or Vocational school (since it's impossible for one to be at the age of 18 or more upon graduation from szkola podstawowa, thus education is still mandatory for them one has to pick one of the three).

Liceum Ogólnokształcące no. 2 in Tarnowskie Góry
Liceum Ogólnokształcące no. 1 in Legnica

Before graduating from liceum, students take a final exam called a "matura" (equivalent to the A-Level).[1] It's a tradition for students of graduating grades and school staff to host and attend a prom called "studniówka" about a 100 days before the exams.[2]

There are several types (ages of students in brackets):

  • General Liceum (15-19)
  • Specialized Liceum (15-19)
  • Supplementary Liceum (18-21)


  1. ^ "The Polish Education System - Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees". General Information. Workforce Plus. 2011. Retrieved November 30, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Regarding the matura & studniówka (Polish)

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