So this is a slight twist on a frequently asked topic. I was lucky enough to be awarded an Army sixth form scholarship in October 2011 with the initial proviso to continue through sixth form and then university. I am now having definite second thoughts about university and see it as more of an unnecessary detour from heading to Sandhurst. I have a few questions really: 1. What are the advantages of a degree in the army? 2. I am well and truly aware of RMAS's reluctance to expect 18 year olds and that they would want a gap year, do they offer any ideas for what you can do in the gap year (money is tight so can't disappear travelling like I'd want to!)? 3. Would joining the TA be a good idea in a gap year before Sandhurst? 4. Is it just REME that require a degree to get into (I would be looking at doing an engineering degree if I did go to university)? 5. To finish, quite a particular one, are the army funny about sixth form scholars not going to university, I know it can be done but the assumption for it being awarded is that you will continue to university? All and any replies will be greatly appreciated!