Welcome to Modern Languages

The Modern Languages learning area offers a variety of courses, including A Levels for native speakers in languages such as Polish, Chinese, Arabic and more. The department encourages students to engage with their learning, including using a language assistant and digital technology in lessons. Students also have the opportunity to go on exchange visits to experience first-hand the culture and language of French and Spanish citizens. 

In the MFL department we believe that learning a foreign language is not just about learning new words, but it's also about learning new cultures and new ways of thinking.
- Marie-Flore Hodgson, Teacher of French and Spanish
In 2017 eight of our A Levels achieved 100% pass rate.

Our Courses


A Level

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Japanese GCSE

Vocational Level 3

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A Level

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Student success

Alannah Pegram

Alannah Pegram

Alannah was a keen linguist and took both French and Spanish A Levels whilst at Itchen. She also was awarded for Level 3: Achievement at the 2016 Celebration Event.

She achieved high results, gaining an A*, B, B in Economics, French and Spanish. 

Department news

IELTS Success

Seven of our International students are celebrating fantastic results from their recent IELTS exams. Jack, Gaby, Nassib and Cherry Yu all achieved a 7 which…

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French Exchange Coming Soon!

Our Modern Languages department are thrilled to be able to offer our students a French exchange this year in collaboration with Richard Taunton Sixth Form…

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Modern Languages Role Plays

Our Modern Languages students have been showcasing their abilities by creating role plays around contemporary and cultural issues. Below are four role plays by…

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Key personnel

Melanie Lockheart - Head of Faculty for Geography & Tourism, Humanities and Modern Languages

Melanie Lockheart

Teacher of Geography and Environmental Science