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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.
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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>
 
*[[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>
 
*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).

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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 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.

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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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