Secondary education in Malta follows the British model. At the conclusion of their primary studies, students take a comprehensive examination. High achievers are admitted into lyceums designed to prepare them for university admission. Low achievers are sent to general secondary schools to prepare them for employment or vocational training. After completing three years of secondary education, students may enroll in trade schools.
In the 1990s the curriculum in all three levels of secondary education was improved. Great effort was placed on introducing computers and information technology into the lyceums and secondary schools. Trade schools were reformed to offer a more rigorous academic background and a wider range of technology studies to maximize flexibility in the future workforce.
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