okay, long story short, i wasn't very good in school. Despite that, i am actually quite capable, and i regret not putting in the effort. I feel like i have potential, and that i would be able to make a difference as an army officer, that being said, i don't meet the minimum requirements to go for officer selection. I decided the only thing i could do is to get on with it and study a couple of subjects and go get some qualifications, however i decided this a little late as the exams are quickly approaching and i don't know the cut off date! So does it strictly have to be gcse's and highers and such, or can i get another equivalent qualification and still be allowed to try out? please advise me on what i should do. Any help is much appreciated. p.s in case its of any importance here, i'm 17 so i'm not old enough to apply for an officer yet.