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NEW INTERNATIONAL
HIGH SCHOOL

Liceo Scientifico Internazionale

A scientific high school that provides traditional subjects of the Italian curriculum (Mathematics, Italian, Latin, Geo-History, Art) with other disciplines which will be proposed in English by native English teachers in possession of a PGCE (teaching qualification).

The disciplines proposed in English are: English Language and Literature (6 lessons per week in the first two years, and 4 lessons per week in the last three years) Science, Maths and Information Computer Technology. In the daily school methodology, critical thinking, cooperative learning and learning by doing are widely applied. 

  
1st and 2nd years of High school in detail:
Scientific and mathematical enhancement
- Mathematics : 5 lessons (4 of which are in Italian and 1 in English) 
- Science : 2 lessons in English with laboratory activities 
- Physics : 2 lessons (1 in Italian and 1 in English) with laboratory activities
Development of digital skills and computational thinking 
- Computer graphics and Technical Design : 2 lessons in English 
Enhancement of the English language
- English language and Literature : 6 lessons (4 of which language and literature and 2 for the development of transversal skills, such as listening / speaking, debates, presentations)
The entry level for incoming students must correspond to a B2First (formerly Cambridge English First FCE) to reach a Cambridge C1 Advanced level (also known as Cambridge English: Advanced CAE).
Skills of active citizenship
The program aims to give students the valuable opportunity to address crucial and controversial topics and discuss them with highly qualified specialists during an annual session of meetings
Italian language and literature 
- Italian : 4 lessons of Italian language and literature: vocabulary, communication, writing, analysis of recent literary texts
Latin
- Latin : 3 lessons of morphosyntax and Latin civilization  
Geo- History 
- Geo-History: 2 lessons (contextualization in space and time of the evolution of demographic, cultural and economic phenomena)


3rd , 4th and 5th years of High school in detail:
Scientific and mathematical enhancement
- Mathematics : 4 lessons following the Italian curriculum 
- Science: 3 lessons in English with laboratory activities
- Physics : 3 lessons following the Italian curriculum, with laboratory activities
Development of digital skills and computational thinking
- Art history : 1 lesson in Italian
- Computer graphics : 1 lesson in English
Focusing on the history of architecture, with elements of the history of the city as the study of artistic phenomena.
Philosophy
- Philosophy : 3 lessons in the history of philosophy with particular regard to the evolution of scientific thought.
Enhancement of the English language
- English language and Literature : 4 lessons (2 of which language and literature and 2 of transversal skills development, such as listening / speaking, debates, presentations).
The entry level for incoming students must correspond to a Cambridge C1 Advanced, also known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), to reach the equivalent of the IELTS International English Language testing system.
History
- History : 2 lessons (from the Middle Ages to the present day with insights into active citizenship)
Acquisition and development of knowledge and skills in disciplines
in preparation for university education 
 -2 optional lessons chosen from:
Economics and finance in English (oriented towards economic and financial faculties in English) 
Or 
Biology in English (oriented towards faculties such as: Medicine, Biology, Biotechnology and others in English) 
Or
Design in Italian (orientation to the faculties of Engineering, Architecture and Design).
In addition, are offered: 
- use of the language lab equipped with IT and multimedia tools 
- use of the LRC (Library Research Center), a library and multimedia library 
- experiences of interaction with other national and international realities through cultural exchanges 
- use of our campus of 15,000 square meters, 3 gyms, scientific laboratories and programming and robotics labs
- extracurricular language courses in preparation for international certificates
- musical instrument lessons
- all the classrooms have interactive whiteboards