Age Limit ?

#1
I wondered if any one could please answer a question related to the maximum age limit for officer duties? I am currently studying two A-levels which i hope to complete within the next year and a half or so. The only problem i have is that i will be 26 by then, and it states officer entry has an upper age-limit of 26. So does this mean that your 26th birthday is a cut off point or can i apply to join up until my 27th? Which basically means anything upto 26 years 11 months? I know that some officer positions have a higher age limit but i had my sights set on being a pilot, so any information would be greatly accepted.
 
#2
Could you do an intensive study course and take the A levels at the next available opportunity?

Also, do you need A levels? In the past five GCSE's including Maths and English was sufficient, though it may have changed since.
 
#3
It does actually specify on the Navy website that you need at least 140 ucas points AND 5 gcse's a* - c grade ? So i'm not sure ? I know that 2 A-levels at A grade would net you about 220 points so i would be well over. It's just the age limit problem that is concerning me? I hope i'm not studying for the no reason.
 
#4
It seems that these days everyone wishes to join as an officer. Previous postings have been from people with degrees (many of them of the M.Mouse variety)
With 2 A levels your education standards fall below the standard a qualified artificer would have reached at petty officer level( unless this has changes since my time).
What other qualities have you to offer the RN besides 2 A levels?
 
#5
It's not the fact that,as you put it, everyone wishes to join as an officer,it was more to do with the fact that i was on the understanding that i couldn't apply to be a pilot without joining as an officer? If there is another way i would be grateful if someone could inform me of it. And i have no problem what so ever as joining as a Rating and working my way up aslong as i could get to where i wanted to be?
 

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