• Areas of knowledge • Hogwarts academics Ancient runes are a form of writing which witches and wizards used hundreds of years ago. It is also a subject at Hogwarts. Classwork and homework involves plenty of practice translating runes, and the O.W.L. involves translating something written in runes into English . Hermione used Spellman’s Syllabary to translate her… Read More
• Areas of knowledge • Hogwarts academics Arithmancy is a branch of magic that is concerned with the magical properties of numbers; someone who practices Arithmancy is called an Arithmancer. Read More
• Hogwarts academics Hogwarts students receive career advice from their Heads of House in their OWL year, some weeks prior to the examinations, to help establish what subjects the students need to concentrate on to achieve the required OWL and NEWT scores for their chosen occupations. Read More
• Hogwarts academics Classwork involves trying and practicing various charms. The Hogwarts Charms teacher is Professor Flitwick (PS8). Read More
• Hogwarts academics A crystal ball is used in Divination as a method of fortune telling. The crystal ball is called an ‘orb’ by Professor Trelawney (PA15). The third years in Divination studied how to use the crystal ball, although nobody in the class seemed to be able to see anything through… Read More
• Hogwarts academics Class for teaching defensive magic to students so they can protect themselves against the Dark Arts. Often simply referred to as DADA class. The position of DADA professor was cursed by Tom Riddle when Dumbledore refused to let him teach at Hogwarts. Every professor only held the position for exactly… Read More
• Hogwarts academics Divination is magic which attempts to foresee future events. Many in the wizarding world consider this branch of magic to be imprecise at best. There are several types of Divination. The most imprecise is what is commonly known as “fortunetelling,” and this is what Trelawney teaches at Hogwarts. The second kind… Read More
• Hogwarts academics Glass phials were used as containers in potion-making. Hogwarts first years were required to come to school equipped with phials made of glass or crystals (PS5). Read More
• Hogwarts academics The grading scale for Hogwarts classes, Ordinary Wizarding Level (O.W.L.) exams, Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test Level (N.E.W.T.) exams, and the Wizards’ Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test (W.O.M.B.A.T.) are as follows (HBP5): Pass Grades: Outstanding (O) Exceeds Expectations (E) Acceptable (A) Fail Grades: Poor (P)… Read More
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• Hogwarts academics Herbology class at Hogwarts is the study of magical plants and fungi, including their care and their magical properties and uses. Some magical plants form important ingredients in potions, others have magical effects in their own right. Read More
• Hogwarts academics Consists of lectures on various aspects of magical history. It is extremely boring, but this is due to the teacher, Professor Binns’, teaching style, not the material itself, which seems to emphasize vicious goblin riots, goblin rebellions, and giant wars. Read More
• Hogwarts academics schedule of classes by year First Year: classes: Astronomy Charms Defense Against the Dark Arts Herbology History of Magic Potions Transfiguration June: finals (exams) Second Year Same classes as first year. During the Easter holidays, students choose two or more additional classes for year 3. Partial list: Ancient Runes Arithmancy… Read More
• Hogwarts academics Homework, schoolwork assigned to be completed outside of class time, is part of the students’ lives at Hogwarts. Teachers assign essays, research, and other tasks which must be completed before the next time the class meets. Details of homework assignment can be found in the entries for individual classes. Read More
• Hogwarts • Hogwarts academics Points are given or taken away to reward or punish the behavior of students. Points are accumulated over the course of the school year, at the end of which a House Cup is awarded to the house with the most. Giant hourglasses set in niches along one wall in a… Read More
• Hogwarts academics Who, When, Why, and How Many… student: Harry teacher: Snape points taken: -1 reason: “cheek” notes: When asked a question by Snape, who was intentionally provoking him, he responded, “I don’t know. I think Hermione does, though, why don’t you try her?” ref: PS8… Read More
• Hogwarts academics Who, When, Why, and How Many… student: Hermione teacher: Sprout points given: +10 reason: knowing the properties of the mandrake notes: introduces the mandrake ref: CS6 student: Hermione teacher: Sprout points given: +10 reason: knowing why mandrakes are dangerous notes:… Read More
• Hogwarts academics Who, When, Why, and How Many… student: Hermione teacher: Snape points taken: -5 reason: she’d helped Neville with his Shrinking Solution when Snape had told her not to notes: Hermione got distracted and was a little sloppy with the Time-Turner ref: PA7 student: Neville… Read More
• Hogwarts academics Who, When, Why, and How Many… student: Harry, Ron teacher: Snape points taken: -50 reason: yelling at Snape for his cruelty toward Hermione over the misfired Densaugeo notes: Snape also gave them detention, but did nothing to Draco for his part in the fight. ref:… Read More
• Hogwarts academics Who, When, Why, and How Many… student: Harry teacher: Umbridge points taken: -10 reason: “Hmmm, let’s think…maybe Lord Voldemort?” notes: Hermione had started an argument by pointing out that the course aims didn’t cover application of the theory, and the rest of the class joined in. Read More
• Hogwarts academics Who, When, Why, and How Many… student: Harry teacher: Snape points taken: -50 reason: “lateness” notes: Snape was having fun here… ref: HBP8 student: Harry teacher: Snape points taken: -20 reason: “Muggle attire” notes: Having been immobilized on the Hogwarts… Read More
• Hogwarts academics Muggle Studies is a course in the history, culture, and psychology of non-magical people. The class attempts to help young witches and wizards understand the difference between the way Muggles think and the way wizards think. When Ron calls a telephone a “fellytone,” Hermione tells him she should consider taking… Read More
• Hogwarts academics At the end of seventh year, each student sits a Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test (N.E.W.T.) for each of the classes he or she takes. These are standardized tests administered by the Wizarding Examinations Authority, given at the same time and apparently in the same way that O.W.L.s are given to… Read More