Liceum ogólnokształcące

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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 (i.e. attend university).

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

On completing the liceum, students take a final exam called a "matura" (or "maturity exam") which is an equivalent of to British A-Level.[1] About 100 days before the exam the traditional "studniówka" (prom ball) is organized.[2]

Liceums are attended by students aged from 16 to 19 or 21. There are several types:

  • General Liceum (16-19)
  • Specialized Liceum (16-19)
  • Supplementary Liceum (18-21)


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

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