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Explanation: I don´t think English speaking countries have this kind of education system in their schools so the best you can do is translate as is.
General basic education (EGB) is compulsory and lasts for eight years, divided into two cycles of four years each. Secondary education (Educación media) lasts for four years. Students choose to specialize either in humanistic-scientific education (EMHC) or technical-professional education (EMTP). The humanistic-scientific branch, offered in liceos, is a preparation for higher education. Students are awarded the Licencia de Educación Media at the end. http://www.santiago.cl/living/education.htm
Luiza Modesto Brazil Local time: 11:31 Native speaker of: English, Portuguese