Is it unusual to get a grade C on my first essay?

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    Just started Edexcel AS Level geography but managed to get a C grade in 40 mark essay assessment. Is this what is expected at the start or am I just doing really badly?
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    If that's the level you're at then it's what it is. Have you had any feedback that you can use to improve?
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    It's probably normal, definitely not something to worry about if you work on it! I got an A in my first 40 marker and the second one I did I got a C so it's probably going to fluctuate a lot until we practice it more!
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    (Original post by Baaah)
    Just started Edexcel AS Level geography but managed to get a C grade in 40 mark essay assessment. Is this what is expected at the start or am I just doing really badly?
    It's normal

    Very few people do amazingly to begin with, especially when essays are involved because technique takes time to develop.
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    It's normal, the exam technique is different to GCSE, don't worry you'll improve.
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    Thanks guys
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    (Original post by Baaah)
    Just started Edexcel AS Level geography but managed to get a C grade in 40 mark essay assessment. Is this what is expected at the start or am I just doing really badly?
    I've just started A-levels too and I've gone from A to D to B in essays I'd say it's pretty normal as we're still getting used to how the exams work, plus we have plenty of time to improve so I wouldn't worry too much.

    Good luck!
 
 
 
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