Hey ARRSE I've been interested in joining the British Army for years, and I'm determined to join after I have finished my A Levels. I have been lurking this site for a few months now, particularly the Joining Up forum, and the general situation seems to be that after enlisting, you receive a selection date. Then, you go to selection and some months after that you go to basic training. My question is, would it be possible for me to enlist into the army a year before I finish my A Levels, and therefore go straight from my 6th form to Selection? Or will my full time education prevent me from enlisting, and therefore would I have to enlist after finishing 6th form. and subsequently having to wait months after receiving my A Levels to do recruit Selection? If it makes any difference, I'm hoping to join the Parachute Regiment as a Soldier. Any help would be greatly appreciated.