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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 [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] only accepts [[Auror]] applicants with at least five N.E.W.T.s with the grade "[[Exceeds Expectations]]" or better.
 
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 [[British Ministry of Magic|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 [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] in the subject in order to move on to N.E.W.T.-level classes. Most [[Professor|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, professors like [[Severus Snape]], would only let students with an "[[Outstanding]]" in their O.W.L. pass through to his [[Potions (class)|Potions]] N.E.W.T. class, although he did accept students with "[[Exceeds Expectations]]" into his N.E.W.T.-level [[Defence Against the Dark Arts|D.A.D.A.]] class during the '''[[1996–1997 school year]]'''.<ref>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.</ref>
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A student must have previously achieved an [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] in the subject in order to move on to N.E.W.T.-level classes. Most [[Professor|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 professors like [[Severus Snape]], would only let students with an "[[Outstanding]]" in their O.W.L. pass through to his [[Potions (class)|Potions]] N.E.W.T. class, although he did accept students with "[[Exceeds Expectations]]" into his N.E.W.T.-level [[Defence Against the Dark Arts|D.A.D.A.]] class during the '''[[1996–1997 school year]]'''. This may or may not have been at the prompting of Professor Dumbledore.<ref>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.</ref>
   
 
==Known students who passed N.E.W.T.s==
 
==Known students who passed N.E.W.T.s==
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==Notable students who did not take N.E.W.T.s==
 
==Notable students who did not take 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 [[Weasley's Wizard Wheezes|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 [[Dolores Umbridge|Professor Umbridge]] for the spectacular prank they had pulled on her earlier that day.
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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 to set up a joke shop. However, it should be noted that the immediate cause of their departure was to evade the much-disliked [[Dolores Umbridge|Professor Umbridge]], and that the aim of most students was always to return for the final two years.
 
*[[Harry Potter]] (didn't return to school for seventh year; went to work for the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]] as an [[Auror]], ends up becoming the Head of Auror Office in 2007).
 
*[[Harry Potter]] (didn't return to school for seventh year; went to work for the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]] as an [[Auror]], ends up becoming the Head of Auror Office in 2007).
 
*[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] (didn't return to school for seventh year; went to work at the joke shop with his brother George, later worked at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]] as an [[Auror]]).
 
*[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] (didn't return to school for seventh year; went to work at the joke shop with his brother George, later worked at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]] as an [[Auror]]).
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*[[Fred and George Weasley]] (mentioned above, left during the rule of [[Dolores Umbridge]], before exams were over and started their own joke shop).
 
*[[Fred and George Weasley]] (mentioned above, left during the rule of [[Dolores Umbridge]], before exams were over and started their own joke shop).
 
*[[Cedric Diggory]] (died during the [[Triwizard Tournament]] in [[1995]])
 
*[[Cedric Diggory]] (died during the [[Triwizard Tournament]] in [[1995]])
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*It is possible that Katie Bell did not take her N.E.W.T.s as she was hospitalised for most of her seventh year. If this is the case, then this would explain as to why Katie attended Hogwarts in both parts of the ''Deathly Hallows'' film.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
   
*The N.E.W.T. is comparable to the [[Muggle]] ''[[wikipedia:A-Level|A-Levels]]'' given at the same stage of education in most of the [[wikipedia:United Kingdom|UK]] and [[wikipedia:Commonwealth of Nations|Commonwealth]], the leaving certificate given in[[ Ireland]], the ''[[wikipedia:Advanced Placement|Advanced Placement exams]]'' given in the [[wikipedia:United States of America|United States]], the [[wikipedia:Australian Certificate of Education|Australian Certificate of Education]] (overriding State certificates in 2014) given in [[wikipedia:Australia|Australia]], or the [[wikipedia:IB Diploma Programme|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme]] given worldwide.
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*The N.E.W.T. is comparable to the [[Muggle]] ''[[wikipedia:A-Level|A-Levels]]'' given at a similar stage of education in most of the [[wikipedia:United Kingdom|UK]] and [[wikipedia:Commonwealth of Nations|Commonwealth]], the leaving certificate given in[[ Ireland]], the ''[[wikipedia:Advanced Placement|Advanced Placement exams]]'' given in the [[wikipedia:United States of America|United States]], the [[wikipedia:Australian Certificate of Education|Australian Certificate of Education]] (overriding State certificates in 2014) given in [[wikipedia:Australia|Australia]], or the [[wikipedia:IB Diploma Programme|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme]] given worldwide.
*[[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], and [[Hermione Granger]] skipped the [[1997–1998 school year]], which would have been their final year, due to the reign of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and their search for his [[Horcrux]]es. Presumably, [[Muggle-born]] students also missed their schooling that year. After the defeat of Voldemort, Hermione completed her education and took her N.E.W.T.s, while Harry became an [[Auror]] and Ron helped his brother [[George Weasley|George]] at [[Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes]]. Those who participated in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] were given exemptions from usual Auror qualifications by [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]] due to their duelling experience.<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2007/1217-pottercast-anelli.html PotterCast Interviews J.K. Rowling, part one]</ref>
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*During the [[1997–1998 school year]] the students were badly taught by the Carrows who were Death Eaters, and it seems unlikely that N.E.W.T.s were taught well enough for good results in that year.
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*After the defeat of Voldemort, Hermione completed her education and took her N.E.W.T.s, while Harry became an [[Auror]] and Ron helped his brother [[George Weasley|George]] at [[Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes]]. Those who participated in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] were given exemptions from usual Auror qualifications by [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]] due to their duelling experience.<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2007/1217-pottercast-anelli.html PotterCast Interviews J.K. Rowling, part one]</ref>
 
*Doing well on N.E.W.T.s is normally imperative to earning a position at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]], except under special circumstances (see above).
 
*Doing well on N.E.W.T.s is normally imperative to earning a position at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]], except under special circumstances (see above).
 
*N.E.W.T.s are the highest level of examinations given at Hogwarts. It is unknown what system other wizarding schools such as [[Beauxbatons Academy of Magic|Beauxbatons]] or [[Durmstrang Institute|Durmstrang]] use.
 
*N.E.W.T.s are the highest level of examinations given at Hogwarts. It is unknown what system other wizarding schools such as [[Beauxbatons Academy of Magic|Beauxbatons]] or [[Durmstrang Institute|Durmstrang]] use.
 
*It is assumed that the name, N.E.W.T., is a play on words, because Owls and Newts are both animals.
 
*It is assumed that the name, N.E.W.T., is a play on words, because Owls and Newts are both animals.
*It is possible that Katie Bell did not take her N.E.W.T.s as she was hospitalised for most of her seventh year. If this is the case, then this would explain as to why Katie attended Hogwarts in both parts of the ''Deathly Hallows'' film.
 
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 18:11, June 4, 2013

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 professors like 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. This may or may not have been at the prompting of Professor Dumbledore.[1]

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

Aurors[2]

Healers[3]

Others

Notable students who did not take 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 to set up a joke shop. However, it should be noted that the immediate cause of their departure was to evade the much-disliked Professor Umbridge, and that the aim of most students was always to return for the final two years.

Behind the scenes

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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