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*[[Albus Dumbledore]]
 
*[[Albus Dumbledore]]
 
*[[Minerva McGonagall]] (earned top grades in her N.E.W.T.s)
 
*[[Minerva McGonagall]] (earned top grades in her N.E.W.T.s)
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*[[Severus Snape]]
 
*[[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]]
 
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*[[Percy Weasley]]
 
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*[[Hermione Granger ]](returned after [[Battle of Hogwarts]] to take N.E.W.T.s)
 
*[[Hermione Granger ]](returned after [[Battle of Hogwarts]] to take N.E.W.T.s)
 
*Most likely others who worked for the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]], such as [[Arthur Weasley]], [[Mafalda Hopkirk]], [[Amelia Bones]], and [[Dolores Umbridge]].
 
*Most likely others who worked for the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]], such as [[Arthur Weasley]], [[Mafalda Hopkirk]], [[Amelia Bones]], and [[Dolores Umbridge]].
*Hogwarts Professors most likely have taken N.E.W.T.s, at least in their own subject.
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*Hogwarts Professors most likely have taken N.E.W.T.s, at least in their own subject
   
 
==Notable students who did not pass N.E.W.T.S.==
 
==Notable students who did not pass N.E.W.T.S.==

Revision as of 10:56, December 9, 2012

A Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test (often abbreviated N.E.W.T.) is a subject-specific exam that seventh year wizards and witches at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry take to help them pursue certain careers after their graduation. For instance, the Ministry of Magic only accepts Auror applicants with at least five N.E.W.T.s with the grade "Exceeds Expectations" or better.

A student must have previously achieved an O.W.L. in the subject in order to move on to N.E.W.T.-level classes. Most Hogwarts Professors will accept an "Exceeds Expectations" in the student's O.W.L. for a class in order to allow them into the N.E.W.T.-level classes. However, some, such as Severus Snape, would only let students with an "Outstanding" in their O.W.L. pass through to his Potions N.E.W.T. class, although he did accept students with "Exceeds Expectations" into his N.E.W.T.-level D.A.D.A. class during the 1996–1997 school year.[1]

Known students who passed N.E.W.T.s

Aurors[2]

Healers[3]

Others

Notable students who did not pass N.E.W.T.S.

Not all wizards pass or even take the N.E.W.T.s, as they can find other jobs using their O.W.L. results. Fred and George Weasley, for example, were not bothered about taking the N.E.W.T.s and left Hogwarts in the middle of school-term (since their ambition was to open their joke shop, results were not an imperative in their opinion). However, it should be noted that the immediate cause of their departure was to evade reprisals from the much-disliked Professor Umbridge for the spectacular prank they had pulled on her earlier that day.

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See also

Notes and references

  1. Ron is still in Snape's class with Harry, even though it's noted earlier in the book that he did not get any "Outstanding" O.W.L.s.
  2. Most likely, seen as becoming an Auror requires a minimum of five N.E.W.T.s.
  3. Requirements to become a Healer include N.E.W.T.s of at least grade E in the subjects of Transfiguration, Potions, Charms, Herbology and Defence Against the Dark Arts.
  4. PotterCast Interviews J.K. Rowling, part one


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