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    I have a lot of questions...

    I know GCSEs affect the way a university looks at you? Will resitting a GCSE exam look really bad?

    Is the English course at the university really popular?

    Is the english course difficult? What is it like?

    How independent is it (how much you have to learn yourself)?

    How much does it differ from a-level english?

    What grade do most students get in their course?

    Are there any a-level requirments?

    Are there lots of social events, what's the social life like?

    What do you think of EPQ and work experience?

    What are the job prospect after uni?

    Does the university offer any financial support?

    Will this help me get into publishing?

    Thank you for answering my questions
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    Hi Neonfun!
    Wow, lots of questions!

    For all information relating to the English Language and Literature BA course at King's you can view our online prospectus.

    For your GCSEs, all King's looks for is a GCSE in a Modern or Ancient Language - re-taking an exam is common so don't worry at all! Our entry requirements for GCSEs and A-Levels can be found in our prospectus. Here you can also find out what non-academic interests King's looks for in prospectus undergraduate students.

    In regards to the popularity of the course - the Guardian University Guide 2011 ranked us in the top ten English Departments. This continues a distinguished history of excellence in literary studies dating back to the 19th century: King's was among the first institutions in the world to teach English. For information on the English department, you can visit their online page here.

    The full structure of the course - see our online English modules page - will give you an idea of how it differs to A-Level English.

    For social life - check out our Student Union webpage. Here you can find details of societies, club, events and activities.

    English is a flexible and adaptable subject that equips you with a wide range of transferable skills appropriate to many different occupations. Graduates in English possess skills in written and spoken communication, independent thought and judgement, critical thinking and research, all of which are highly valued by employers. Applicants may be interested in a career in journalism, publishing and the creative industries, or in education and research. Many graduates also go into general management, consultancy and the public services. Recent graduates have found employment as…. • Lecturer, King’s College London • Librarian, London Borough of Barnet • Marketing Executive, Ensphere • Charity Fundraiser, Gogen • Content Editor, Thomson Reuters UK Professional • Corporate Affairs Intern, Cadbury Plc • English Teacher, St Giles College • Graduate Management Trainee, Sotheby’s • Junior Script Reader, Altered Image • National Events Executive, Fundraising & Marketing, cancer research uK • Recruitment Consultant, Michael Page International • Website Administrator, Walkopedia.ne

    Hope this helps!!
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