US First Lady Michelle Obama has been described as an 'inspiration' by students who achieved outstanding GCSE results at a north London all-girl school.
Mrs Obama, who visited the students from Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school at Oxford University in May 2011, was praised today by students collecting their results.
Gabrielle Watts, 16, said Mrs Obama's speech motivated her to really try to achieve outstanding grades:
"It was really nice to see her again because I was here in the audience and that was inspirational enough but seeing her in Oxford - especially Oxford - that was really inspirational."
Ofqual denied applying pressure to exam boards to change their grades, saying it was merely playing its proper role in regulating standards.
Schools alliance have announced they have formed an alliance to demand an independent inquiry into the GCSE English grading fiasco.
Exams regulator, Ofqual is to look again at some GCSE English results amid claims that thousands of students have been treated unfairly.