536,000 students in Italy to sit maturità this week.
More than half a million final-year students in Italy will start the maturità state exams, the Italian public high-school diploma, on Wednesday 21 June.
The maturità kicks off at 08.30 with a written Italian exam, with students given up to six hours to write an essay providing analysis or critical reflection on one of seven different literary texts.
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The maturità comprises two written tests assessing students' comprehension of the Italian language and another subject - which depends on the type of school they attend (classical, scientific, technical etc) - followed by an oral test based on the courses taken by the student.
Students are given a score out of a maximum of 100 points, with 60 points needed to pass the exam.
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