I understand that at Raleigh I will have to take maths and english, what level is this to? I have just looked at the GCSE papers for maths from June this year and I can't believe this is what passes for an exam.
Not sure how it is now. I did a naval maths and English (NAMET) at Raleigh in '96. It was pretty basic and scored 1-9. 1 highest and 9 is bone. If you had GCSE it was classed as 0. If you cocked it up, you just got the p1ss ripped out of you and could re take it when you got to sea. Not sure how it goes now though, but believe it's LANTERN or something. Hope this helps a bit mate.
Thanks for the quick replies.
If this years GCSE exams are a good example of what to expect, then I can concentrate on the fitness side during basic and not be too distracted by worrying about the class work. I passed my original GCSE back in 89 and I don't recall it being this simplistic.
Otherwise anything less than GCSE's graded C or better in Maths & English usually mean you take the Basic Skills test - the advice to those holding any educational certificates is to take them all to Raleigh for verification.