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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 ''[[Water-Making Spell|Aguamenti]]''.
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'''Charms''' is a subject taught at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. Unsurprisingly, it specialises in the teaching of [[charms]].
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]]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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==Lesson times==
 
==Lesson times==
 
*[[First year]]
 
*[[First year]]
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**Monday (morning)
 
**Monday (morning)
 
==Class information==
 
==Class information==
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[[File:Charms_class_in_1991.jpg|thumb|258px|charms class in [[1991]]]]
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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}}
 
{{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}}
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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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>
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 [[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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[[File:Profileflit.jpg|thumb|left|141px|[[Professor Flitwick]] the charms master]]
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In a student's fifth year they take the [[Ordinary Wizarding Level ]]examinations. Where 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 '[[Exceeds Expectations]]' or '[[Outstanding]]' 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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==Spells taught==
 
==Spells taught==
 
{{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]].|The end of year Charms exam in [[1992]]|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
{{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]].|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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*[[Levitation Charm]]<ref name="PS"/>
*''[[Wand-Lighting Charm|Lumos]]''
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*[[Wand-Lighting Charm]]
*''[[Fire-Making Spell|Incendio]]'' (also covered in [[Herbology]])
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*[[Lumos Solem]]
*''[[Softening Charm|Spongify]]'' (also covered in [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]])
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*[[Fire-Making Spell]]
*Exam was to [[Dancing Feet Spell|make a pineapple dance across the desk]]<ref name="PS"/>
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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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*Examination was to 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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*[[Cheering Charm]]<ref name="POA8">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]] Chapter. 8''</ref>
*''[[Seize and Pull Charm|Carpe Retractum]]'' (also covered in [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]])
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*[[Draconifors Spell]]
*''[[Freezing Spell|Glacius]]''
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*[[Lapifors Spell]]
*''[[Levitation Charm|Wingardium Leviosa]]'' revision
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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===
*''[[Water-Making Spell|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]]
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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]
   
 
==[[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]]==
 
==[[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]]==
 
{{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}}
 
{{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}}
*''[[Levitation Charm|Wingardium Leviosa]]''<ref name="OTP"/>
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*[[Levitation Charm]] ''(Wingardium Leviosa)''<ref name="OTP"/>
 
*[[Colour Change Charm]]s<ref name="OTP"/>
 
*[[Colour Change Charm]]s<ref name="OTP"/>
*''[[Summoning Charm|Accio]]''<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.
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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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==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]]''
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==Known professors==
 
==Known professors==
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*[[Filius Flitwick]]
 
*[[Filius Flitwick]]
 
==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]]
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*[[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>
 
*[[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>

Latest revision as of 22:39, April 17, 2014

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Charms
Class information
Professor

Filius Flitwick

Classroom
Required textbooks
Required equipment

Wand

Charms is a subject taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Unsurprisingly, it specialises in the teaching of charms. Professor Filius Flitwick taught Charms for many years. It was rumoured that his expertise with charmwork made him a duelling 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 O.W.L.[1]

Lesson timesEdit

Class informationEdit

Charms class in 1991
charms class in 1991
"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 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.[2]

Profileflit
Professor Flitwick the charms master
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In a student's fifth year they take the Ordinary Wizarding Level examinations. Where 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 'Exceeds Expectations' or 'Outstanding' 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.[3] 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 taughtEdit

"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[src]

First yearEdit

Second yearEdit

Third yearEdit

Fourth yearEdit

Fifth yearEdit

Sixth yearEdit

GradesEdit

PassEdit

  • Outstanding [O]
  • Exceeds Expectations [E]
  • Acceptable [A]

FailEdit

  • Poor [P]
  • Dreadful [D]
  • Troll [T]

O.W.L.Edit

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

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

TextbooksEdit

Book of Spells 1
The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1
Lady JunkyAdded by Lady Junky

Known professorsEdit

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.[6]
  • 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


Wizarding Education
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Schools: Academy of Broom Flying · Beauxbatons Academy of Magic · Brazilian wizarding school · Charm School · Durmstrang Institute · Euro-Glyph School of Extraordinary Languages · Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry · Mahoutokoro School of Magic · Merge School of Under-Water Spellage · Salem Witches' Institute · 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


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

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