I am going to Raleigh in 19 Days and I have worked my ass of to get fit. I'm 16 years old and straight from school. Now is the time where the nerves are beginning to kick in but I'm also excited. I have read in many places on this forum that being 16 will put you at a huge disadvantage in the mob as the older lads will be going out on the lash and won't have as much in common. Raleigh aside, I want to put full effort into my next 2 years of AET training and to 100% knuckle down. Am I making the right choice by joining at 16? I have all my GCSEs (3Bs and 6 Cs to be exact) at a very mediocre level and really don't fancy furthering my education onto a-levels.