Morocco has a 2-6-3-3 formal education structure. There are two years of pre-primary school, which has an official entry age of four and is referred to as enseignement préscolaire. Primary school, which is known as enseignement primaire, has an official entry age of six and a duration of six grades. At the end of the cycle, students receive the certificat d`enseignement primaire (CEP). Secondary school is divided into two cycles: lower secondary and upper secondary.
Lower secondary, which is known as enseignement secondaire collégial, consists of grades 7-9 and culminates in the brevet d`enseignement collégial; upper secondary, which is known as secondaire qualifiant général, consists of grades 10-12 and culminates in the Baccalauréat. In addition, Morocco offers early childhood education, known as éducation de la petite enfance, for children between six months and three years old. There is also a lower secondary vocational education track that lasts two years, and two upper secondary vocational education tracks that last between two and three years (ISCED 2011 mapping for 2014 school year).