Ultima modifica: 20 Novembre 2019

Brochure “Mamiani”

 

“Terenzio Mamiani” State Secondary School

(Curricula: Classical Studies, Modern Languages, Humanities, Humanities and Social Sciences)

Pesaro, Italy

 

A State Secondary School with a long tradition, founded in 1884 and progressively enriched with new curricula.

Classical studies: dating back to the school’s foundation in 1884, this course has preserved its strong focus on the humanities, while extending its scope to other subjects.

Modern Languages:  inaugurated in 1986, it has passed through several school reforms, the latest of which (2010) establishes that students study three foreign languages starting from the first year.

Human Sciences: instituted by the 2010 high school reform, this is a revised curriculum developed from the preceding Socio-Psycho-Pedagogical course, an experimental high school course authorised by the Ministry of Education in 1992.

Human Sciences – Socio-Economic Option: this became one of the official curricula offered by Italian secondary schools following the reform of 2010.  By applying the tools of Social Sciences to the study of Economics, the course trains students to interpret the economic behaviour of individuals and of public and private organisations.

Projects:

  • Afternoon language courses: Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic, with mother-tongue teachers.
  • Foreign language proficiency certification:  French (DELF), English (TRINITY, CAMBRIDGE), German (GOETHE INSTITUT), Spanish (DELE)
  • ESABAC (Italian-French binational Diploma)
  • Reading newspapers (print and online editions)
  • Archaeology workshops
  • Education to promote legality
  • Additional Science seminars (Physics, Astronomy, Biotechnology)
  • Education to promote solidarity and integration
  • Health Education
  • Sports activities and participation in the G.S.S. (school sports competitions)
  • Paralympic athletics
  • Participation in initiatives promoting excellence (Mathematics Without Borders, Certamina, other competitions)
  • Study stays in France, Germany, Spain, Great Britain
  • School exchanges
  • Educational experience in kindergartens and primary schools
  • Theatre workshop in the afternoon
  • School + Work Experience

 

The school facilities

  • library
  • language laboratories
  • computer labs
  • two internal and two external gyms
  • projection room for Art History
  • Assembly Hall
  • classes equipped with IWB and Smart TV

Classical studies

Your future:

Start from afar to look ahead 

The Classical Studies curriculum focuses on the quality of the learning process, offering a broad humanities-based education which, far from presenting a closed system of erudite sectoral knowledge, is designed to promote the development of mental flexibility and a critical approach.

This curriculum:

EMPHASISES  the study of the linguistic and cultural systems of Greek and Latin which, by their nature, develop students’ abilities of analysis and synthesis.

STIMULATES  historical-philosophical debate regarding the various subjects studied.

FOCUSES  on a limited number of subjects, in order to encourage effective learning strategies.

 

This is why it is the best answer in a world that increasingly asks young people to “transform” the knowledge and skills they have acquired and show creativity in planning their future.  The reformed Classical Studies curriculum includes the teaching of Science starting from the first year, without altering the overall number of classroom lessons. Also, the teaching of a modern language has officially been extended to the final three years; while formerly this was only experimental.

 

And after the Secondary School Diploma exam?

Access to all University courses and to the Public Sector selection process.

Post-Diploma courses: access to careers in communication, business management, cultural heritage and restoration.

Curricular subjects: hours per week, per year of course

 

Classical studies- enhanced with a new science curriculum

Under the school’s autonomous academic programme, a new enhanced science curriculum has been introduced in order to train the students who wish to further their studies in the scientific field at University. The course consists of two additional hours of science in the biennium (first two years) and one hour of combined science (Science, Physics and Logic) in the last three years of study. This allows the school to continue providing the national curriculum’s requested amount of 31 hours of schooling per week.

Curricular subjects: hours per week, per year of course

 

Modern languages 

Your future:

More languages, more careers 

 

The modern languages curriculum is a five-year course centred on the study of three modern languages, aiming to achieve communicative competence within a European context.

It offers an “active” approach to languages, thanks to daily practice in language and multimedia laboratories, allowing our students to “open a window” on the world through interactive activities and authentic documents (films, songs, news reports, advertising).

All classes have a mother tongue teacher for each language (one hour per week) throughout the 5-year course. In addition, the academic programme includes study abroad courses, drama workshops and foreign language theatre performances.

Thus the modern languages curriculum:

ENSURES the necessary skills to acquire communicative competence in the main European languages, in order to interact discerningly with other cultures.

DEVELOPS  a comparative approach to different cultural systems through a coordinated study of the diverse literary, historical-philosophical and artistic contexts.

The modern languages curriculum shapes dynamic personalities, providing students with skills they can apply in all professional fields in an international context.

And after the Secondary School Diploma exam ?

Access to all University courses and to Schools for Interpreting and Translating.

Post-Diploma courses: access to careers in communication, business management, cultural heritage.

Curricular subjects: hours per week, per year of course

 

Human Sciences

Your future:

Learning to pass on what you have learnt 

 

The human sciences curriculum is a five-year course characterised by subjects such as Anthropology, Psychology, Education and Sociology, which offer an insight into the complex realities of individuals and their relations with the surrounding context.

This curriculum:

EMPHASISES  the study of subjects linked to personal and social identity, thus enriching the classic humanities curriculum and allowing students to enter any future university course. It also offers a thorough competence in the mathematic-scientific field and basic skills in law and economics.

PROMOTES  a critical approach to the subjects studied, enabling students to achieve an efficient and flexible study method.

And after the Secondary School Diploma exam ?

Access to all University courses and to the Public Sector selection process.

Career opportunities: possibilities of employment in the social sector, (as social workers in the family welfare, childcare, healthcare/welfare sectors), communication (communication services and public relations) and in the organisation of cultural events.

Curricular subjects: hours per week, per year of course

Human Sciences – Socio-Economic Option

Your future:

Understanding the present to face the challenges of society 

 

Within the framework of a course which explores contemporary socio-economic issues, this curriculum aims to cultivate an awareness of the links between the legal, economic and social sciences, and to analyse the evolution of the communicative processes which help us understand and classify cultural, economic and social phenomena in the national, European and global contexts.

Moreover, the study of Sociology, Anthropology and Psychology, together with Economics, Law and two foreign languages, provides students with skills which enable them to tackle the new challenges of modern society.

This curriculum:

GUARANTEES  a thorough competence in social, economic and legal studies.

FOSTERS  an understanding of the modern world through the mastery of the concepts and methodologies of human sciences in an international dimension.

DEVELOPS  awareness of social issues and creativity in tackling them.

 And after the Secondary School Diploma exam ?

Access to all University courses and to the Public Sector selection process.

Career opportunities: employment in public and private companies, public relations and advertising, business communication, social and market research, organising cultural events.

Curricular subjects: hours per week, per year of course