Thursday's A-level results which are traditionally received by teenage girls with histrionic tears and screams, may be eclipsed by the Olympic medal ceremonies.
'I honestly don't think I can compete with Jessica Ennis's tears,' said Samantha Lusted (17) who is hoping for an A* in Divinity. 'But I'll definitely give it a good go, especially if the TV people are there.'
Education Minister Michael Gove has suggested that some girls' schools should erect Olympic like podiums for A* students.
But Lisa Matthews (18) said she 'wasn't bothered' by Ennis's podium tears.
'Like, quite honestly,' she said, 'I don't think winning an Olympic gold for the heptathlon is such a big deal compared to the swotting I've done. On Thursday, when I get my 'B' in Media Studies, I'll probably cry much harder than Jess - and hopefully wet my knickers as well'.