Hi all, new member here, and for my first post I present you with the following; I'm looking into joining the regular Army, and would prefer to do so as an Officer, but unfortunately I'm 1 GCSE and 1 A level shy of the minimum requirements due to me being a complete idiot in my younger years during school and college. I could of course join the Army as a regular soldier, or even the TA, but the Officer aspect appeals more to my personality and previous civilian roles in Assistant Management and Supervisory positions. My question therefore is this: If I were to join the TA to gain some Army experience and get a feel of the life, whilst also retaking my necessary subjects in GCSE and A levels to get my qualifications, could I then apply to the Army as an Officer? Still battling with the decision of staying in my current job and joining the TA for the flexibility, or saying sod it all, and joining the regular Army for a complete career change. Any information pertaining to this would be much appreciated.