Human and Economic Science

Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess. Thomas Paine

“Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess.“
- Thomas Paine

The Humanities and Economic-Social Science High School with an option in Economics will open in September 2024, following a dual curriculum, Italian and British. This allows students to continue their university studies in Italy or abroad, having taken courses in humanities and sciences in English for 4 years.

The international curriculum with the Economics option is a unique opportunity in our territorial area. It will enable students to pass the IGCSE exams in subjects studied in English and achieve the 7 credits required for the AICE diploma or the option to obtain 3 As & A-levels.

We named it Economics because it will allow the study of language and literature in addition to economic subjects in English. The following chart compares the teaching hours of disciplines in the Italian and English languages.

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Here are our key features:

- Scientific and humanistic subjects taught in English (for IGCSE)
- Achievement of 6 IGCSE qualifications
- As & A-Levels in linguistic and humanistic subjects
- Counseling service for students and families
- Attainment of the AICE diploma
- Sharing of the workload between students and teachers
- Cultural and linguistic exchanges abroad
- Networking with Italian and foreign universities
- Digital innovation
- Alternative emotional education laboratory as an alternative to Religion.

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Didactic objectives

The educational objectives focus on the international certifications of the core curriculum languages studied. Other exams are related to the Cambridge curriculum and are associated with subjects taught in the English language.

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) certificates are internationally recognized and equivalent to the British GCSEs obtained by students at the end of compulsory education, around the age of 16. Preparation courses for IGCSEs begin in the first year of high school and are related to the proposed disciplines. Students enrolling in our Humanities and Economic-Social Science High School, with the additional international program, attend preparation courses aimed at obtaining Cambridge IGCSEs between May/June of the 2nd year and November of the 3rd year.

Achieving good results in IGCSEs is a fundamental prerequisite for continuing the educational path to As & A-Levels.

**DIPLOMA AICE (As & A-Levels)**
Students who pass the IGCSE exams can continue their studies with the goal of taking the As & A-Level exams. In the second biennium, students following the ECONOMICS curriculum, if deemed eligible, will take exams for core subjects such as English Literature, History, Spanish Language & Literature, Economics. With the addition of the As level in Global Perspectives and 1 As Level in Psychology, they will obtain the 7 credits required for the AICE diploma (The Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education), or they will have the option to obtain 3 As & A-Levels.

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The subjects follow both the Italian and British equal curriculum. Optional As & A levels are available. In case a student wishes to add additional courses related to other subjects to undertake As & A levels, the School reserves the right to evaluate the request.

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At the end of the international program (in the fourth year of high school), students will have the opportunity to continue their studies at universities that recognize AS & A Levels as direct entry qualifications for enrollment (e.g., Italy, England, America, Canada, Australia, Brazil, and many other nations). This recognition is achieved through the successful completion of exams related to subjects studied in English in accordance with the Cambridge International Curriculum.

Additionally, students can conclude the equal curriculum by taking the Italian high school diploma examination in Humanities.

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Our typical day is structured in the following manner:

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We are a Cambridge school, and AS & A level exams are conducted internally. Students will take exams for the AICE diploma by the fourth year.

Students can also choose to take the Italian high school diploma exam, and as a private school, the state exam takes place within our institution. With the state diploma issued by the Humanities High School of the International School of Pavia, students will have access to all university faculties. Thanks to courses conducted in English during the school cycle, there will be enhanced mathematical and scientific skills in both English and Italian.

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Experiences abroad

Study trips have a strong educational value and are closely linked to the annual programming. Each year, students are offered at least two experiences abroad in sister schools.

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