The school bell for the 2021 high school graduation will ring on June 16 at 8.30. Like last year, the exam includes an oral interview that starts with the discussion of a paper. Among the three possibilities initially envisaged, it was decided to maintain last year’s scheme with a maxi oral for the presentation of a written paper that will be discussed during the final exam.
The baccalaureate exam will follow in the footsteps of the 2020 exam without the written tests and with only one long oral interview. The topic will be assigned to the pupils by the class councils by next April 30th. The paper will be sent by the candidate by the following 31 May. In this way, students will have the opportunity to treat it with the support of a teacher who will accompany this path, helping each candidate to enhance what they have learned. In particular, theelaborate consists of an original product, consistent with the topic assigned by the class council, and can be made in the form of written text, presentation including multimedia, map or set of maps, film, artistic or technical practical or instrumental production for students attending musical courses, and involve one or more disciplines among those foreseen in the study plan.
The paper will be assigned on the basis of the path taken at school and of the disciplines characterizing the field of study, which can also be integrated with contributions from other disciplines, experiences related to the Pathways for transversal skills and orientation or individual skills present in the student’s curriculum.
The academic credit will be awarded up to a maximum of 60 points, of which up to 18 for the third class, up to 20 for the fourth class and up to 22 for the fifth class. Up to 40 points will be awarded with the oral exam. The final evaluation will be expressed in hundredths and it will be possible to obtain honors.
After the discussion of the paper the interview will continue with the analysis of a text already the subject of study in the teaching of the Italian language and literature, with the analysis of materials prepared by the commission, which may be a text, a document, a problem or a project.
The maxi oral lasts about 60 minutes and the candidate will also have to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required in the field of civic education. During the interview there will also be space for the presentation of the experience carried out in the PCTO (Pathways for transversal skills and orientation), therefore also of activities carried out in other areas, such as sports, volunteering and cultural activities.
Like last year, the commission will be composed of teachers within the school and the only president will be external. The number of students who take the oral exam of the Maturity 2021 cannot exceed 5 per day; the order of convocation of the candidates will be according to the alphabetical letter established on the basis of the draw by the individual commissions.
Admission of candidates will be arranged, in the final ballot, by the class council. Participation in Invalsi national tests, which will still be held, it will not be an access requirement, and it will be the scholastic institutions to establish possible exceptions to the attendance requirement, foreseen for three quarters of the individual timetable.
The oral mazi will be divided into 4 different moments. The face-to-face interview at school will be assessed at a maximum of 40 points and the remaining 60 derive from the credits of the three-year period.
The Ministry of Education has also published an oral evaluation grid, divided into five indicators:
- Acquisition of contents and methods of the various disciplines, with particular reference to those of address;
- Ability to use the knowledge acquired and link them together;
- Ability to argue in a critical and personal way, reworking the acquired contents;
- Wealth and lexical and semantic mastery, with specific reference to the technical or sector language, also in a foreign language;
- Ability to analyze and understand of reality in terms of active citizenship starting from reflection on personal experiences.
Article sources: Miur