A-level results day: The 10 best pop puns to cheer you up

13th August 2014 at 13:00

A-level results day looms tomorrow. The stress levels for teachers, heads and pupils rocket. What to do to alleviate this tension? How about a nice little online competition to find the best A-level results day pop pun?

Using the Twitter machine, this is exactly what the TES organised this morning. And it clearly hit a nerve, with hundreds of teachers and educationists wading in. We even succeeded in bringing education policy wonks of all colours together in this celebration of edu-punnery.

Picking a top ten was not easy – let alone an outright winner.

So here we go, in reverse order:

10. @stuartrgdyer Seven Cs of Rhye by Queen

9. @Samfr Straight As by the Dead Kennedys?

8. @El_Timbre A-ha: Retake on me

7. @PEJocks Sonny & Cher "I got U babe"

6. @Adrian_Hilton

G-C-S-E

Young man, young man I was once in your shoes

Young man I said, I was down and out with the blues

5. @pxeducation Dire Straits – "Resits for nothing, and you'll all get C"

4. @alexbigham Madonna – Borderline

3. @icecolbeveridge Van Halen: Jump! For the local paper. #resultsday

But we couldn’t decide an out-and-out winner, so…

=1. @TimelordsWife: I got 99 problems and August 14th is at the root of them all

=1. @adamcreen S Club 7 - Reach For A-Star

Well done to everyone who made it on to the final list. The lucky winners win… a highly sought-after TES mug! 

 

Loved these articles?

Log in or register for FREE to continue reading.

It only takes a moment and you’ll get access to more news, courses, jobs and teaching resources.

Login/Register now

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now