Since my AFCO shut down and the staff are squatting in the TA centre they are not giving advice about joining so I wondered if you guys could help with a couple of queries please. My questions are relevant to now because I need to start preparing for stuff since I've sent off my online application. My first one is what the physical requirements for Int Corps are. I did look through the Int Corps threads on here and also on the Joining Up section of army.mod.uk but couldn't find anything on run times, push/pull/sit ups, weight requirements etc. Could anyone post a link to that info if they know of one lying around somewhere that I missed? Second, my parents are asking for a time-frame for joining. I have told them it varies but my mum wants to know a rough sort of time. A year? Less? More? etc. I also want to know what 'academic subjects' means at GCSE. is that just sciences, languages, history and geography? Would AS levels be accepted in lieu of GCSEs? I ask because my GCSEs were not really academic - resistant materials, motor vehicles and road user studies, drama etc. I wanted to get the 'exploration' out of my system at that period in my life. I've got ASs in biology, chemistry, maths and physics so obviously I am capable of pursuing academic subjects - I just chose not to at GCSE. Any help would be appreciated because when I called the AFCO number on the TA centre gate the guy who answered basically said that it wasn't their job to help potential recruits now and it is all done online. Thanks.