Middle school consists of two years of schooling (grades 6 and 7), and proceeds through three years of lower secondary (grades 8 to 10) and two years of upper secondary education (grades 11 and 12). Access to middle school for children in more remote areas continues to need attention. Lower secondary education, once available only in Male, is being extended through the expansion of existing schools and the creation of two regional secondary schools, one in the north and one in the south. Upper secondary education is limited to the Science Education Center and the Institute of Islamic Studies. At the tenth grade students sit for the O levels Examination (GCE, London) and at the twelfth grade they sit for the A level examination (GCE, London).
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