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'''Charms''' is a subject taught at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. Unsurprisingly, it specialises in the teaching of [[charms]] such as ''[[Levitation Charm|Wingardium Leviosa]]'', ''[[Summoning Charm|Accio]]'' and ''[[Aguamenti Charm|Aguamenti]]''.
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'''Charms''' is a a core class and subject taught at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. Unsurprisingly, it specialises in the teaching of [[charms]]. Even tough mastering the science of charmwork is clearly essential to performing the greater part of [[magic]], charmwork is seen as a "softer option" by some such as [[Augusta Longbottom]] who, incidentally, failed her Charms [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]]<ref name="HBP">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
Professor [[Filius Flitwick]] has taught Charms for many years. It was rumoured that his expertise with charmwork made him a [[duel]]ling champion. Though mastering the science of charmwork is clearly essential to performing the greater part of [[magic]], charmwork is seen as a "softer option" by some such as [[Augusta Longbottom]] who, incidentally, failed her Charms [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] <ref name="HBP">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
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Professor [[Filius Flitwick]] taught Charms for many years. It was rumoured that his expertise with charmwork made him a [[Duel at Godric's Hollow|duelling ]]champion.
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==Class location==
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'''Classroom 2E''' is where Charms classes are taught at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], and it is located on the third floor, on the [[Charms Corridor]].
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===Classroom layout===
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The classroom has three rows of desks, all facing the teacher's table, behind which sits a large upholstered chair with a high back. Two blackboards flank the teacher's table, and behind them is a small shelf with books and other objects, beneath a pair of windows.<ref name="pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>
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==Class information==
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{{Quote|They then spent over an hour revising [[Summoning Charm]]s, which according to [[Professor]] Flitwick were bound to come up in their OWL, and he rounded off the lesson by setting them their largest ever amount of Charms homework.|Charms Class in [[1995]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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[[File:Charms_class_in_1991.jpg|thumb|left|240px|charms class in [[1991]]]]
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Charms is a required subject for all students in their first five years at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. The spells learned in Charms class are taken from textbooks. Students are taught specific wand movements and proper pronunciation. Often students partner up in class to experiment on one another. Charms was [[Hermione Granger]]'s favourite subject until she started [[Arithmancy]] in [[1993]].<ref name="PS">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref>
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[[File:Profileflit.jpg|thumb|145px|[[Professor Flitwick]] the charms master]]
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In a student's fifth year they take the [[Ordinary Wizarding Level ]]examinations. This exam contains a written portion and a practical portion. The written portion is made up of questions concerning the theory of charms and the practical is where students are judged upon the charms they can perform. Their O.W.L. scores decide what courses they'll be taking in their final years at [[Hogwarts]]. Only students who achieve a high O.W.L. score of either '[[Outstanding]]' or '[[Exceeds Expectations]]' may advance to [[N.E.W.T.]]-level.
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Professor Flitwick was one of the kinder teachers at Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione often enjoyed a "nice chat" in this class. This was the class where they used the [[Muffliato Charm]] as well. Harry was on at least fairly good terms with Professor Flitwick, as the professor spoke with [[Harry Potter|Harry]] about the "perfect" [[Summoning Charm]] he used in the [[Triwizard Tournament]].<ref name="GOF">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref> Sometimes, Professor Flitwick, after trying and failing to get the class to concentrate, would allow the class to play games. One of these instances was just before the [[Yule Ball]].
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==Lesson times==
 
==Lesson times==
 
*[[First year]]
 
*[[First year]]
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*[[Seventh year]]
 
*[[Seventh year]]
 
**Monday (morning)
 
**Monday (morning)
==Class information==
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{{Quote|They then spent over an hour revising [[Summoning Charm]]s, which according to [[Professor]] Flitwick were bound to come up in their OWL, and he rounded off the lesson by setting them their largest ever amount of Charms homework.|Charms Class in [[1995]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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==Curriculum==
Charms is a required subject for all students in their first five years at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. The spells learned in Charms class are taken from textbooks. Students are taught specific wand movements and proper pronounciation. Often students partner up in class to experiment on one another. Charms was [[Hermione Granger]]'s favourite subject until she started [[Arithmancy]] in [[1993]]. <ref name="PS">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref>
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Professor Flitwick was one of the kinder teachers at Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione often enjoyed a "nice chat" in this class. This was the class where they used the ''[[Muffliato]]'' charm as well. Harry was on at least fairly good terms with Professor Flitwick, as he spoke with [[Harry Potter]] about his [[Summoning Charm|Accio]] charm he used in the [[Triwizard Tournament]].<ref name="GOF">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref> Sometimes, Professor Flitwick, after trying and failing to get the class to concentrate, would allow the class to play games. One of these instances was just before the Yule Ball.
 
==Spells taught==
 
{{Quote|Professor Flitwick called them one by one into his class to see if they could make a pineapple dance across the desk.|The end of year Charms exam in [[1992]]|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
 
===First year===
 
===First year===
*''[[Levitation Charm|Wingardium Leviosa]]''<ref name="PS"/>
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{{Quote|Professor Flitwick called them one by one into his class to see if they could make [[Dancing Feet Spell|a pineapple dance across the desk]].|First year exam in [[1992]]|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
*''[[Wand-Lighting Charm|Lumos]]''
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*[[Levitation Charm]]<ref name="PS" />
*''[[Fire-Making Spell|Incendio]]'' (also covered in [[Herbology]])
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*[[Wand-Lighting Charm]]
*''[[Softening Charm|Spongify]]'' (also covered in [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]])
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*[[Lumos Solem]]
*Exam was to [[Dancing Feet Spell|make a pineapple dance across the desk]]<ref name="PS"/>
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*[[Fire-Making Spell]]
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*[[Softening Charm]]
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*[[Severing Charm]]
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*[[Unlocking Charm]]
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*[[Locking Spell]]
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*[[Mending Charm]]
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*Make a pineapple dance across a desk.<ref name="PS" />
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===Second year===
 
===Second year===
*''[[Skurge]]''
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*[[Skurge Charm]]
*''[[Aresto Momentum]] ''
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*[[Disarming Charm]]
*''[[Fire-Making Spell|Incendio]]'' revision
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*[[Arresto Momentum]]
*''[[Levitation Charm|Wingardium Leviosa]]'' revision
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*[[Avifors]]
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*[[Dancing Feet Spell]] (Revision)
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*[[Engorgement Charm]]
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*[[Freezing Charm]]
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*[[General Counter-Spell]]
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*[[Memory Charm]]
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*[[Tickling Charm]]
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*[[Fire-Making Spell]] (Revision)
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*[[Levitation Charm]] (Revision)
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*[[Wand-Lighting Charm]] (Revision)
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*[[Severing Charm]] (Revision)
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*[[Unlocking Charm]] (Revision)
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===Third year===
 
===Third year===
*[[Cheering Charm]]s<ref name="POA8">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]] Chapter. 8''</ref>
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{{Quote|[[Professor Flitwick]] did indeed test them on Cheering Charms.|Third year exam in [[1994]]|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
*''[[Carpe Retractum]]'' (also covered in [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]])
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*[[Cheering Charm]]<ref name="POA8">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]] Chapter. 8''</ref>
*''[[Glacius]]''
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*[[Draconifors Spell]]
*''[[Levitation Charm|Wingardium Leviosa]]'' revision
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*[[Lapifors Spell]]
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*[[Lumos Duo Charm]]
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*[[Mending Charm]] (Revision)
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*[[Seize and Pull Charm]]
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*[[Snufflifors Spell]]
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*[[Freezing Spell]]
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*[[Lumos Maxima]]
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*[[Levitation Charm]] (Revision)
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*[[Disarming Charm]] (Revision)
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===Fourth year===
 
===Fourth year===
[[File:Professor-flitwick.jpg|thumb|210px|right|Charms Class in [[1991]]]]
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*[[Summoning Charm]] <ref name="GOF" />
*''[[Summoning Charm|Accio]]'' <ref name="GOF"/>
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*[[Seize and Pull Charm]] (Revision)
*''[[Banishing Charm|Depulso]]'' <ref name="GOF"/>
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*[[Banishing Charm]] <ref name="GOF" />
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*[[Mending Charm]] (Revision)
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===Fifth year===
 
===Fifth year===
*''[[Silencing Charm|Silencio]]''<ref name="OTP">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref>
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*[[Banishing Charm]] (Revision)
*[[Spell for growing legs|Create legs on teacups]]<ref name="OTP"/>
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*[[Disarming Charm]] (Revision)
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*[[Fire-Making Spell]] (Revision)
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*[[Levicorpus|Levicorpus Jinx]]
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*[[Levitation Charm]] (Revision)
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*[[Mending Charm]] (Revision)
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*[[Shield Charm]]
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*[[Stunning Spell]]
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*[[Substantive Charm]]
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*[[Summoning Charm]] (Revision)
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*[[Tickling Charm]] (Revision)
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*[[Silencing Charm]]<ref name="OTP">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref>
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*[[Spell for growing legs|Creating legs on teacups]]<ref name="OTP" />
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===Sixth year===
 
===Sixth year===
*''[[Aguamenti Charm|Aguamenti]]''<ref name="HBP"/>
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*[[Nonverbal_spell|Non-verbal spells]]
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*[[Water-Making Spell]]
 
*[[Vinegar to wine|Turning vinegar into wine]]
 
*[[Vinegar to wine|Turning vinegar into wine]]
*''[[Avis]]''<ref name="HBP"/>
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==[[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]]==
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==Known professors==
{{Quote|...a) Give the incantation and b) describe the wand movement required to make objects fly.|Question on the Charms [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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*''[[Levitation Charm|Wingardium Leviosa]]''<ref name="OTP"/>
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*[[Filius Flitwick]]
*[[Colour Change Charm]]s<ref name="OTP"/>
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*''[[Summoning Charm|Accio]]''<ref name="OTP"/>
 
The Charms O.W.L. contains both a written section and a practical where the students are judged on the charms they can preform.
 
 
==Textbooks==
 
==Textbooks==
[[File:Charms_Class.jpg|thumb|210px|right|Charms Class]]
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[[File:Book_of_Spells_1.png|thumb|128px|[[The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1]]]]
 
*''[[The Standard Book of Spells]] (Grades 1-6, and presumably 7)'' by [[Miranda Goshawk]]
 
*''[[The Standard Book of Spells]] (Grades 1-6, and presumably 7)'' by [[Miranda Goshawk]]
 
*''[[Quintessence: A Quest]]''
 
*''[[Quintessence: A Quest]]''
==Known professors==
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*[[Filius Flitwick]]
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==Grades==
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===Pass===
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*[[Outstanding]] [O]
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*[[Exceeds Expectations]] [E]
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*[[Acceptable]] [A]
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===Fail===
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*[[Poor]] [P]
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*[[Dreadful]] [D]
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*[[Troll]] [T]
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==[[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]]==
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The Charms O.W.L. contains both a written section and a practical where the students are judged on the charms they can perform.
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===Written===
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{{Quote|...a) Give the incantation and b) describe the wand movement required to make objects fly.|Question on the Charms [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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*[[Levitation Charm]] ''(Wingardium Leviosa)''<ref name="OTP" />
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*[[Summoning Charm]] ''(Accio)''<ref name="OTP" />
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*[[Cheering Charm]]
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*[[Counter-charm for hiccups]]
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===Practical===
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*Levitation Carm
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*[[Colour Change Charm]]s ''(Colovaria)''<ref name="OTP" />
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*[[Growth Charm]]s
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*Take an egg cup and make it do some cartwheels
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==Known O.W.L.s==
 
==Known O.W.L.s==
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*[[Alastor Moody]]
 
*[[Alastor Moody]]
 
*[[Alicia Spinnet]]
 
*[[Alicia Spinnet]]
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*[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]
 
*[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]
 
*[[Seamus Finnigan]]
 
*[[Seamus Finnigan]]
==Behind the Scenes==
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*[[J. K. Rowling]] stated: ''"I see Charms as a slightly lighter subject than transfiguration which is very hard work. With Charms there would be a little more leeway for a little more personal creativity – transfiguration you have to get it exactly right, transfiguration is more scientific.''<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2003/0626-alberthall-fry.htm J.K. Rowling at the Royal Albert Hall, 26 June 2003]</ref>
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==Behind the scenes==
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*[[J. K. Rowling]] stated: '' "I see Charms as a slightly lighter subject than transfiguration which is very hard work. With Charms there would be a little more leeway for a little more personal creativity ''— ''Transfiguration you have to get it exactly right, Transfiguration is more scientific." '' <ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2003/0626-alberthall-fry.htm J.K. Rowling at the Royal Albert Hall, 26 June 2003]</ref>
 
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]'', [[Lavender Brown]], [[Draco Malfoy]], [[Vincent Crabbe]], and [[Gregory Goyle]] all appear to have passed their O.W.L.s, despite the fact that they weren't mentioned to have done so in the books.
 
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]'', [[Lavender Brown]], [[Draco Malfoy]], [[Vincent Crabbe]], and [[Gregory Goyle]] all appear to have passed their O.W.L.s, despite the fact that they weren't mentioned to have done so in the books.
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''
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*''[[Pottermore]]''
 
*''[[Pottermore]]''
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
{{Reflist}}
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{{Reflist}} {{Charms}}
 
{{Education}}
 
{{Education}}
{{Charms}}
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[[fr:Sortilèges]]
 
[[fr:Sortilèges]]
 
[[it:Incantesimi]]
 
[[it:Incantesimi]]

Latest revision as of 03:13, August 4, 2014

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Charms
Class information
Professor

Filius Flitwick

Classroom
Required textbooks
Required equipment

Wand

Charms is a a core class and subject taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Unsurprisingly, it specialises in the teaching of charms. Even tough mastering the science of charmwork is clearly essential to performing the greater part of magic, charmwork is seen as a "softer option" by some such as Augusta Longbottom who, incidentally, failed her Charms O.W.L.[1]

Professor Filius Flitwick taught Charms for many years. It was rumoured that his expertise with charmwork made him a duelling champion.

Class locationEdit

Classroom 2E is where Charms classes are taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and it is located on the third floor, on the Charms Corridor.

Classroom layoutEdit

The classroom has three rows of desks, all facing the teacher's table, behind which sits a large upholstered chair with a high back. Two blackboards flank the teacher's table, and behind them is a small shelf with books and other objects, beneath a pair of windows.[2]

Class informationEdit

"They then spent over an hour revising Summoning Charms, which according to Professor Flitwick were bound to come up in their OWL, and he rounded off the lesson by setting them their largest ever amount of Charms homework."
—Charms Class in 1995[src]
Charms class in 1991

charms class in 1991

Charms is a required subject for all students in their first five years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The spells learned in Charms class are taken from textbooks. Students are taught specific wand movements and proper pronunciation. Often students partner up in class to experiment on one another. Charms was Hermione Granger's favourite subject until she started Arithmancy in 1993.[3]

Profileflit

Professor Flitwick the charms master

In a student's fifth year they take the Ordinary Wizarding Level examinations. This exam contains a written portion and a practical portion. The written portion is made up of questions concerning the theory of charms and the practical is where students are judged upon the charms they can perform. Their O.W.L. scores decide what courses they'll be taking in their final years at Hogwarts. Only students who achieve a high O.W.L. score of either 'Outstanding' or 'Exceeds Expectations' may advance to N.E.W.T.-level.

Professor Flitwick was one of the kinder teachers at Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione often enjoyed a "nice chat" in this class. This was the class where they used the Muffliato Charm as well. Harry was on at least fairly good terms with Professor Flitwick, as the professor spoke with Harry about the "perfect" Summoning Charm he used in the Triwizard Tournament.[4] Sometimes, Professor Flitwick, after trying and failing to get the class to concentrate, would allow the class to play games. One of these instances was just before the Yule Ball.

Lesson timesEdit

CurriculumEdit

First yearEdit

"Professor Flitwick called them one by one into his class to see if they could make a pineapple dance across the desk."
—First year exam in 1992[src]

Second yearEdit

Third yearEdit

"Professor Flitwick did indeed test them on Cheering Charms."
—Third year exam in 1994[src]

Fourth yearEdit

Fifth yearEdit

Sixth yearEdit

Known professorsEdit

TextbooksEdit

Book of Spells 1

The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1

GradesEdit

PassEdit

FailEdit

O.W.L.Edit

The Charms O.W.L. contains both a written section and a practical where the students are judged on the charms they can perform.

WrittenEdit

"...a) Give the incantation and b) describe the wand movement required to make objects fly."
—Question on the Charms O.W.L.[src]

PracticalEdit

Known O.W.L.sEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

  • J. K. Rowling stated: "I see Charms as a slightly lighter subject than transfiguration which is very hard work. With Charms there would be a little more leeway for a little more personal creativity Transfiguration you have to get it exactly right, Transfiguration is more scientific." [7]
  • In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, Lavender Brown, Draco Malfoy, Vincent Crabbe, and Gregory Goyle all appear to have passed their O.W.L.s, despite the fact that they weren't mentioned to have done so in the books.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


Charms (class)
Wingardium leviosa
Professors: Filius Flitwick
Textbooks: The Standard Book of Spells · Achievements in Charming · Quintessence: A Quest
Charmbook writers and charm developers: Miranda Goshawk · Scarpin · Felix Summerbee · Randolph Keitch · Basil Horton · Mnemone Radford · Elliot Smethwyck · Jarleth Hobart · Delfina Crimp · Orabella Nuttley · Levina Monkstanley · Fred Weasley · George Weasley
Charms studied at Hogwarts: Levitation Charm · Fire-Making Charm · Softening Charm · Skurge · Aresto Momentum · Cheering Charm · Freezing Spell · Seize and Pull Charm · Summoning Charm · Banishing Charm · Silencing Charm · Mending Charm · Reductor Curse · Colour Change Charm · Growth Charm · Water-Making Spell · Locomotion Charm · Vinegar into Wine · Bird-Conjuring Charm


Wizarding Education
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Schools: Beauxbatons Academy of Magic · Brazilian wizarding school · Durmstrang Institute · Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry · Koldovstoretz · Mahoutokoro School of Magic · Salem Witches' Institute · Uagadou School of Magic
Specialised schools: Academy of Broom Flying · Charm School · Euro-Glyph School of Extraordinary Languages · Merge School of Under-Water Spellage · Wizarding Academy of Dramatic Arts
Examinations: First year exams · Second year exams · Third year exams · Fourth year exams · Ordinary Wizarding Level · Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test
Core classes: Astronomy · Charms · Defence Against the Dark Arts · Herbology · History of Magic · Potions · Transfiguration
Elective classes: Alchemy · Arithmancy · Care of Magical Creatures · Divination · Muggle Studies · Study of Ancient Runes
Extra-curricular classes: Apparition · Advanced Arithmancy Studies · Ancient Studies · Art · Flying · Frog Choir · Ghoul Studies · Hogwarts orchestra · Magical Theory · Muggle Art · Muggle Music · Music · Xylomancy

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