The pop stars who flopped at school (and those who aced their exams)
If you're sitting your GCSEs or A Levels this year, good luck. We're fast approaching exam season and tensions will be high in schools across the country over the next few months.
But it's not just people like you who struggle with school, as some of the biggest pop stars in the world have also spoken of their issues with education. Some never finished their studies, while others struggled to balance a fledgling pop career with schoolwork.
Here's how pop's A-list did at school - or didn't, as the case may be.
Justin Bieber was signed at 13, but finished school at 18 after studying while touring and recording.
I'm really not into that stuff. I like to be out thereJustin Bieber
"I'm free! It was hard doing school and work every day," he told Australia's Daily Telegraph in 2012, admitting that he only continued his studies to keep his mum happy.
"At school, usually you have to do a lot of writing and reading," he added.
"I'm really not into that stuff. I like to be out there."
Drake graduated aged 25, 10 years after dropping out of school to focus on music. However, he took five months off from his pop career in 2012 to pick up where he left off - and aced his exams.
Like many other popstars, Shawn Mendes studied online while touring. He's only 18, so his education should still be fresh in his mind.
He was named 'Face Of The Future' at Pine Ridge Secondary School in November 2013, with his teacher Ms Parker praising his skills as a musician at the time.
"Shawn Mendes is an accomplished singer and performer," she wrote.
"You can see him on YouTube where he has had hundreds of thousands of views, concerts in Toronto and beyond."
Katy Perry never finished her high school education, but has admitted in recent years that she could do with that extra knowledge to help survive the music industry.
I'm kind of bummed at this stage that I didn't have a great educationKaty Perry
"I'm kind of bummed at this stage that I didn't have a great education," she told Yahoo in 2014. "I could really use that these days."
Zayn hasn't finished school - yet. X Factor, One Direction and global fame came calling before he could sit his exams, but he plans to complete his education, so he can set an example to his own (future) kids.
"To educate yourself isn't that hard these days," he told Times Culture Magazine in 2016.
"You can do it at home. You can go to lectures - just sit there, which hopefully, at some point, I can do."
He says that going back to school would be: "something that is only, solely for me, you know what I mean?
"And when my kids ask me, in the future, and I try to tell them to go to school, they can't turn around and say to me, '**** off, Dad, you were in a band!"
Matty Healy, The 1975
Matty from The 1975 may be a bit of a wild child, but before his teenage years, he was prioritising his studies over his hopes of pop stardom.
I’d like to be a pop singer, but I really am just concentrating on my school work for nowMatt Healy, age 12
"I’d like to be a pop singer, but I really am just concentrating on my school work for now," he told The Macclesfield Express after winning a Manchester talent show contest when he was 12.
Rihanna signed her record deal at 16, chosing a pop career instead of study.
She struggled at school, telling Harpers Bazaar in 2015, "This thick skin has been developing since my first day at school. I couldn't survive fame if I didn't already have it", having allegedly been bullied at school for her complexion.
Dan Smith, Bastille
Dan Smith from Bastille was all of us at school. He scored straight A's, but did what he could to blend into the background during his younger years.
"I was very quiet as a teenager," he told The Independent in 2013. "I've never wanted to be centre of attention, which is why, I guess, there are elements of doing this that make me so uncomfortable."
Lauren Mayberry, Chvrches
Lauren from Chvrches is one of the best educated stars in the pop world, with a four-year undergraduate law degree and a masters in Journalism.
I don’t know if I would have been a really great long-term journalist, either. So maybe I lucked out with the whole band thingLauren, Chvrches
However, she has doubts over how well she would have fared long term as a journalist in these negative times.
"I used to be quite hopeful that journalism could be a force for good in the world—and oftentimes it is, you know, a place to discover things and learn things," she told Paste magazine in 2015.
"I don’t know if I would have been a really great long-term journalist, either. So maybe I lucked out with the whole band thing."