Broadly speaking, there are two types of lycée, each having a slightly different purpose, leading to different qualifications.
The two main types of are:
Those who propose to go on to higher education would generally attend a 'general/technological' lycée, whilst those who propose to go directly into employment attend a 'vocational/professional' lycée.
There are also 'apprenticeship centres' which, although not strictly part of the lycée system, are part of the general system of secondary education.
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