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I was wondering if anyone could help me. I was curious to know how many subjects an average seventh year could take.

Any help would be appreciated greatly. Thanks.

Well a student used to be able to take as many classes as they wanted... Until Dumbledores Army came in and destroyed all the time turners at the department of mysteries.

There are twelve possible subjects at Hogwarts (Ancient Runes, Arithmancy, Astronomy, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Divination, Herbology, History of Magic, Muggle Studies, Potions, and Transfiguration), but I don't think a student would be able to take all of them. Hermione took them all in her third year, but she could only accomplish that with a Time-Turner, since some classes are scheduled at the same time. Also, Time-Turners were not just handed out to any and every student so that they could take extra classes; it was implied that it was a very rare occurrence for a student to receive one, as Hermione did.
Also, I think students have fewer classes in their sixth and seventh years, since O.W.L. results determine what N.E.W.T.-level course students can take. Harry and Ron, for instance, did not qualify for History of Magic or Divination in their sixth year. They each took a maximum of seven classes in their sixth year. Hermione, the top student in her class, qualified for 10 classes after her N.E.W.T.s, so I would guess that most students take 10 at most, but probably less. Oread 01:54, 5 December 2008 (UTC)