Hamburger chain, McDonald's, has come out today and expressed concerns over the year-on-year improvement in GCSE results.
The fast food retailer is believed to be worried that teenagers, buoyed up by the belief that they are in fact quite clever after all, will now fancy their chances at going on to A-Levels and then university education; thus creating a reduction in numbers who might otherwise have been forced into considering taking a McJob.
A spokesman for McDonald's commented, "Talk about this government giving with one hand while taking with the other! We were delighted with the hike in tuition fees as it put lots of kids off continuing in education beyond 16, but now with this devastating exam news we fear that there will no longer be so many teenagers in this important age group available to us. The situation could even become so bad that we may even have to consider paying more than minimum wage rates to attract suitable applicants."