As I am sure you all know- once a person has passed their AIB they are entered into a â€˜poolâ€™ of other successful applicants and placed in a league table. The top performers are then selected first for entry to BRNC. My question is, as a female, are girls and guys put in the same â€˜poolâ€™? Are we all measured against each other or is it that there are set quotas to fill for both male and female officers, and not that the best candidates go to BRNC irrespective of gender? Thanks Sara I guess the question could be extended to all entry levels of the RN, is it that women are positively discriminated against inorder to give them a fighting chance of gaining entry??