Provided there is sufficient demand, Alchemy is an optional subject taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to sixth and seventh-years. It concerns the ancient science of Alchemy, the study of the four basic elements, as well as the study of the transmutation of substances.
Behind the scenes
- As revealed in Pottermore, J. K. Rowling had originally devised Alchemy to be compulsory from the first year.
- Pottermore (Mentioned only)
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