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"Oh, it's wonderful! It's my favourite subject!"
—Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Third Year)

Arithmancy is an elective subject offered from the third year on at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[1] During the 1990s at least, the class was taught by Professor Septima Vector[1] in Classroom 7A, on the Hogwarts castle's seventh floor.[2]

Little is known about the class, but the study of Arithmancy has been described as "predicting the future using numbers," with "bit of numerology" as well.[3]

Class information

Homework assignments, which included writing essays, required the consultation and/or composition of complicated number charts.[1]

Arithmancy was Hermione Granger's favourite subject at Hogwarts. She once told Harry Potter it was "wonderful" when he remarked that her challenging homework looked "terrible."[1] However, one of her roommates said that, in her opinion, it was difficult, and by far preferred Care of Magical Creatures.

Another subject, Advanced Arithmancy Studies, was taught at Hogwarts, presumably to the most intelligent and brilliant students. It may have been taught by Professor Vector also, and the Advanced Arithmancy Studies classroom was located on the first floor of the Hogwarts Turris Magnus in Hogwarts Castle.

An O.W.L. in the subject was necessary to apply for a Curse-Breaker position at Gringotts.[4]

Required textbooks

Numerology and Grammatica

Known Professors

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Professor Septima Vector the Arithmancy teacher

Septima Vector

Arithmancy at Wizarding Schools

The Ugandan Wizarding School, Uagadou, is said to specialise in Arithmancy among other disciplines.

Grades

Pass

Fail

Known O.W.L.s

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references


Arithmancy
Professors: Septima Vector
Known Arithmancers: Bridget Wenlock
Textbooks: Numerology and Grammatica · New Theory of Numerology
Arithmancy at Hogwarts: Arithmancy (class) · Classroom 7A · Advanced Arithmancy Studies




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