YOU try not to think about it but it is all that you can think about.
You try to distract yourself but you just cannot do it.
Yes. I am talking about the agonising wait for exam results that has thankfully past for thousands of youngsters in the past two weeks.
However after weeks of waiting and hoping, in many cases results day is already irrelevant.
GCSE students have got their places on A-level courses and A-level pupils are heading off to university and now what grades they have got simply do not matter that much.
I look back on when I got my grades and it seems strange to think that within an instant all the waiting is replaced with joy and then looking towards the next obstacle to topple.
GCSEs become a thing of the past when you are doing your A-levels and then if you go to university, whether you got an A in English quickly becomes something that does not matter as long as you have got on your course.
However, in a world now where jobs are scarce and competition is high, employers are looking back as far as GCSEs to differentiate between candidates.
This means that every single grade could make a big difference.