Hi all, relatively new here! I've completed my initial Form 4, and will soon book my BARB test. Now I'm going to cut straight to the point: Is it worth going for Officer straight after your A levels? (now for the boo-hoo rant-driven who-gives-a-crap life story). I'm in my AS year, and I can not wait to join up (great, now i sound like complete twat). My GCSE results were very good, and I am hoping to get A's this year. But i hate the idea of University! I hated high school. I hated the way we wasted time in lessons, and then when we got home, were expected to do even more work in our own time, for minimal goal. Now University seems to me like 4 years of more work, and I want to get out of education. Fast. Of course if the board/etc. would say I might as well get a degree first, i would. But if they tell me "No problem", I have an itch in the back of my mind of the implications, where later on (if i get that far) i would have been far better off trying to get a commission later. What does the dim, no-brained population of ARRSE think? P.S. my job aspirations go: Paras, RAC (QDG in my case), then AAC.