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|professor=*[[Severus Snape]]<br>
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|professor=*[[Swoopstikes]] (Unknown)
*[[Horace Slughorn]]
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*[[Horace Slughorn]] ([[1920s]] - [[1981]], [[1996]] - ?)
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*[[Severus Snape]] ([[1981]] - [[1996]])
 
|required textbooks=*''[[Magical Drafts and Potions]]'' by [[Arsenius Jigger]]
 
|required textbooks=*''[[Magical Drafts and Potions]]'' by [[Arsenius Jigger]]
 
*''[[Advanced Potion Making]]'' by [[Libatius Borage]]
 
*''[[Advanced Potion Making]]'' by [[Libatius Borage]]
 
|required equipment=*[[Cauldron]]
 
|required equipment=*[[Cauldron]]
 
*[[Brass scales]]
 
*[[Brass scales]]
*Phials
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*[[Phial]]s
 
*Various ingredients}}
 
*Various ingredients}}
{{Quote|There will be no foolish wand-waving or silly incantations in this class. As such, I don't expect many of you to appreciate the subtle science and exact art that is potion-making. However, for those select few... Who possess, the predisposition... I can teach you how to bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses. I can tell you how to bottle fame, brew glory, and even put a stopper in death.|[[Severus Snape|Professor Snape]] during Harry Potter's first Potions class|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
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{{Quote|There will be no foolish wand-waving or silly incantations in this class. As such, I don't expect many of you to appreciate the subtle science and exact art that is potion-making. However, for those select few... Who possess, the predisposition... I can teach you how to bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses. I can tell you how to bottle fame, brew glory, and even put a stopper in death.|[[Severus Snape|Professor Snape]]'s introduction of the subject|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
   
'''Potions''' is a subject taught at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. In this class, students learn how to brew [[potion]]s, following specific recipes and using various magical ingredients to create their potions, starting with simple ones first and moving to more advanced ones as they progress in knowledge. A standard potions kit includes plant ingredients such as [[Belladonna]] and supplies such as glass phials and weighing scales. Potions lessons take place in the Hogwarts [[Slytherin Dungeon|dungeons]].
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'''Potions''' is a subject taught at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. In this class, students learn the correct way to brew [[potion]]s, following specific recipes and using various magical ingredients to create their potions, starting with simple ones first and moving to more advanced ones as they progress in knowledge. A standard potions kit includes plant ingredients such as [[Belladonna]] and supplies such as glass phials and weighing scales. Potions lessons take place in the [[Slytherin Dungeon|Hogwarts Dungeons]].<ref name= "PS">{{PS}}</ref>
   
==Class Information==
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==Class information==
[[File:SeverusPOA.jpg|thumb|right|120px|[[Severus Snape]], the [[Potions master]]]]
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{{Quote|When they arrived in the corridor they saw that there were only a dozen people progressing to [[N.E.W.T.]] level.|[[Harry Potter]] on the very few people who were able to advance|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
   
At [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], Potions is a required subject for students, from the [[first year]] to the [[fifth year]]. During Harry Potter's first year, Snape quizzed him on various potion ingrediants. Some of the questions included were what would be created if powdered root of asphodel was added to an infusion of wormwood, where to find a Bezoar, and the difference between Monkshood and Wolfbane. Snape then lashed out at Harry and told the class to take careful notes. First years also brewed a simple potion to cure boils and their exam included brewing a Forgetfulness Potion. During Harry Potters second year, the curriculum included a Swelling Solution that later caused a disaster the same day it was brewed.
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[[File:Potions.jpg|thumb|left|275px|A potions classroom]]
   
Around [[1981]], Severus Snape became the professor of Potions at Hogwarts; he served as the school's potions professor through [[1996]], when he was replaced by [[Horace Slughorn]].
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At [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], Potions is a required subject for students, from the [[first year]] to the [[fifth year]]. Potion recipes can be found in many books, including the books the students at Hogwarts use in their classes, but the intricacies of timing, ageing, stirring techniques, and bottling which are much more difficult to learn without the mentoring of the experienced masters. Certain ingredients can be found in the cupboard in the classroom, but others have to be bought before the start of the year at the apothecary. Around [[1981]], Severus Snape became the professor of Potions at Hogwarts; he served as the school's potions professor through [[1996]], when he was replaced by [[Horace Slughorn]].
   
Potion recipes can be found in many books, including the books the students at Hogwarts use in their classes, but the intricacies of timing, ageing, stirring techniques, and bottling which are much more difficult to learn without the mentoring of the experienced masters. Certain ingredients can be found in the cupboard in the classroom, but others have to be bought before the year start at the apothecary.
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[[File:Severus-snape1.jpg|thumb|142px|[[Severus Snape]], potions master]]
   
[[File:640px-B1C8M2.jpg|thumb|A potions classroom]]
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[[Ordinary Wizarding Level]] examinations are taken at the end of a student's fifth year; as such students are spent learning Ordinary Wizarding Level potions and possibly revisiting the past four years of lessons. As part of their Potions O.W.L., students must sit a written exam one of the questions asks to describe [[Polyjuice Potion]] and its purpose and after sudents must complete a practical exam. Professor Snape mentions that achieving a high mark at [[Ordinary Wizarding Level]] is difficult.,<ref name= "OotP">{{OOTP}}</ref> which was later demonstrated in [[1996]], when only twelve students reached the required level to advance to N.E.W.T. Potions.<ref name= "HBP9">{{HBP}} - Chapter 9 (''Half-blood Prince'')</ref>
When Severus Snape was the professor, students had to achieve an "[[Outstanding]]" in their [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] in order to take his advanced class. As Head of House, Professor Snape tended to favour students from [[Slytherin]] House more than other students, so Slytherins tended to do better than others at the subject.
 
   
On the other hand, Horace Slughorn was much more lenient; Harry and Ron were both allowed to continue the [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.]] class with an "[[Exceeds Expectations]]" O.W.L. He also does not grant Slytherins special treatments, thus having them lose their advantage in good classwork.
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When Severus Snape was the professor, students had to achieve an '[[Outstanding]]' on their [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] in order to take his advanced class. As Head of House, Professor Snape tended to favour students from [[Slytherin]] House more than other students, so Slytherins tended to do better than others at the subject.
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On the other hand, Horace Slughorn was much more lenient; Harry and Ron were both allowed to continue the [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.]] class with an '[[Exceeds Expectations]]' O.W.L. He also does not grant Slytherins special treatments, thus having them lose their advantage in good classwork.<ref name= "HBP9">{{HBP}} - Chapter 9 (''Half-blood Prince'')</ref>
   
 
==Curriculum==
 
==Curriculum==
 
===First year===
 
===First year===
*[[aconite|Aconite]], [[bezoar]]s, and some basic details on preparation of the [[Draught of Living Death]] such as would be created if powdered root of [[asphodel]] was added to an [[Infusion of Wormwood]]
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*[[aconite|Aconite]], [[bezoar]]s, some basic details on preparation of the [[Draught of Living Death]] such as what would be created if powdered root of [[asphodel]] was added to an [[Infusion of Wormwood]], and the difference between [[Monkshood]] and Wolfbane.
 
*[[Cure for Boils]]
 
*[[Cure for Boils]]
 
*[[Forgetfulness Potion]]
 
*[[Forgetfulness Potion]]
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===Second year===
 
===Second year===
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*[[Wiggenweld Potion]]
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*[[Sleeping Draught]]
 
*[[Hair-Raising Potion]]
 
*[[Hair-Raising Potion]]
 
*[[Swelling Solution]]
 
*[[Swelling Solution]]
   
 
===Third year===
 
===Third year===
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*Effects of [[Wiggenweld Potion]]
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*[[Antidote to Uncommon Poisons]]
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*[[Girding Potion]]
 
*[[Confusing Concoction]]
 
*[[Confusing Concoction]]
 
*[[Shrinking Solution]]
 
*[[Shrinking Solution]]
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*[[Poison Antidote]]
 
*[[Poison Antidote]]
 
*[[Girding Potion]]
 
*[[Girding Potion]]
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*[[Wit-Sharpening Potion]]
   
 
===Fifth year===
 
===Fifth year===
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*[[Strengthening Solution]]
 
*[[Strengthening Solution]]
 
*[[Invigoration Draught]]
 
*[[Invigoration Draught]]
 
 
===Sixth year===
 
===Sixth year===
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{{Quote| ''[...]'' These are the kind of things you ought to be able to make after after completing your N.E.W.T.s. |[[Professor Slughorn]] referring to the potions that will be covered sixth year |Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
 
*[[Golpalott's Third Law]]
 
*[[Golpalott's Third Law]]
 
*[[Draught of Living Death]]
 
*[[Draught of Living Death]]
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*[[Felix Felicis]]
 
*[[Felix Felicis]]
 
*[[Elixir to Induce Euphoria]]
 
*[[Elixir to Induce Euphoria]]
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*[[Shrinking Solution]]
   
 
==Known professors==
 
==Known professors==
*[[Horace Slughorn]]
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*[[Swoopstikes]] (dates unknown)
*[[Severus Snape]]
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*[[Horace Slughorn]] (first term, 1942-1981) (second term, 1996-?)
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*[[Severus Snape]] (1980-1996)
 
==Required textbooks==
 
==Required textbooks==
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[[File:Potion_making.jpg|thumb|136px|[[Advanced Potion-Making]] required [[N.E.W.T.]]-level textbook]]
 
*''[[Magical Drafts and Potions]]'' by [[Arsenius Jigger]]
 
*''[[Magical Drafts and Potions]]'' by [[Arsenius Jigger]]
 
*''[[One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi]]'' by [[Phyllida Spore]]
 
*''[[One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi]]'' by [[Phyllida Spore]]
 
*''[[Advanced Potion-Making]]'' by [[Libatius Borage]]
 
*''[[Advanced Potion-Making]]'' by [[Libatius Borage]]
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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]
   
 
==Known O.W.L.s==
 
==Known O.W.L.s==
[[File:PotionsClass6.jpg|thumb|275px|right|[[Padma Patil]], [[Dean Thomas]], [[Hermione Granger]], [[Neville Longbottom]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], [[Lavender Brown]], [[Leanne]] and [[Seamus Finnigan]] in Potions class.]]
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*[[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]]
 
*[[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]]
 
*[[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]]
 
*[[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]]
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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[[File:PotionsClass6.jpg|thumb|left|268px|[[Padma Patil]], [[Dean Thomas]], [[Hermione Granger]], [[Neville Longbottom]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], [[Lavender Brown]], [[Leanne]] and [[Seamus Finnigan]] in Potions class.]]
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', many more students are shown to be in Harry's N.E.W.T. level Potions class than are mentioned in the book. The book specifically names [[Harry Potter|Harry]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], and [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] to be the only [[Gryffindor]]s to have moved on to [[N.E.W.T.]] level, but the film shows [[Neville Longbottom]], [[Dean Thomas]], [[Seamus Finnigan]], and [[Lavender Brown]] to be in the class as well. [[Katie Bell]] and [[Romilda Vane]] are also in the class in the film, although they are actually a [[seventh year]] and a [[fourth year]] student respectively.
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', many more students are shown to be in Harry's N.E.W.T. level Potions class than are mentioned in the book. The book specifically names [[Harry Potter|Harry]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], and [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] to be the only [[Gryffindor]]s to have moved on to [[N.E.W.T.]] level, but the film shows [[Neville Longbottom]], [[Dean Thomas]], [[Seamus Finnigan]], and [[Lavender Brown]] to be in the class as well. [[Katie Bell]] and [[Romilda Vane]] are also in the class in the film, although they are actually a [[seventh year]] and a [[fourth year]] student respectively.
   
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*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Pottermore]]''
 
*''[[Pottermore]]''
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==Notes and references==
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{{Reflist}}
   
 
{{Education}}
 
{{Education}}

Latest revision as of 19:14, April 20, 2014

PotionsHPCard
Potions
Class information
Professor
Required textbooks
Required equipment
"There will be no foolish wand-waving or silly incantations in this class. As such, I don't expect many of you to appreciate the subtle science and exact art that is potion-making. However, for those select few... Who possess, the predisposition... I can teach you how to bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses. I can tell you how to bottle fame, brew glory, and even put a stopper in death."
Professor Snape's introduction of the subject[src]

Potions is a subject taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In this class, students learn the correct way to brew potions, following specific recipes and using various magical ingredients to create their potions, starting with simple ones first and moving to more advanced ones as they progress in knowledge. A standard potions kit includes plant ingredients such as Belladonna and supplies such as glass phials and weighing scales. Potions lessons take place in the Hogwarts Dungeons.[1]

Class informationEdit

"When they arrived in the corridor they saw that there were only a dozen people progressing to N.E.W.T. level."
Harry Potter on the very few people who were able to advance[src]
Potions
A potions classroom
Donut4Added by Donut4

At Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Potions is a required subject for students, from the first year to the fifth year. Potion recipes can be found in many books, including the books the students at Hogwarts use in their classes, but the intricacies of timing, ageing, stirring techniques, and bottling which are much more difficult to learn without the mentoring of the experienced masters. Certain ingredients can be found in the cupboard in the classroom, but others have to be bought before the start of the year at the apothecary. Around 1981, Severus Snape became the professor of Potions at Hogwarts; he served as the school's potions professor through 1996, when he was replaced by Horace Slughorn.

Severus-snape1
Severus Snape, potions master
QueenBuffyAdded by QueenBuffy

Ordinary Wizarding Level examinations are taken at the end of a student's fifth year; as such students are spent learning Ordinary Wizarding Level potions and possibly revisiting the past four years of lessons. As part of their Potions O.W.L., students must sit a written exam one of the questions asks to describe Polyjuice Potion and its purpose and after sudents must complete a practical exam. Professor Snape mentions that achieving a high mark at Ordinary Wizarding Level is difficult.,[2] which was later demonstrated in 1996, when only twelve students reached the required level to advance to N.E.W.T. Potions.[3]

When Severus Snape was the professor, students had to achieve an 'Outstanding' on their O.W.L. in order to take his advanced class. As Head of House, Professor Snape tended to favour students from Slytherin House more than other students, so Slytherins tended to do better than others at the subject.

On the other hand, Horace Slughorn was much more lenient; Harry and Ron were both allowed to continue the N.E.W.T. class with an 'Exceeds Expectations' O.W.L. He also does not grant Slytherins special treatments, thus having them lose their advantage in good classwork.[3]

CurriculumEdit

First yearEdit

Second yearEdit

Third yearEdit

Fourth yearEdit

Fifth yearEdit

Sixth yearEdit

" [...] These are the kind of things you ought to be able to make after after completing your N.E.W.T.s. "
Professor Slughorn referring to the potions that will be covered sixth year [src]

Known professorsEdit

Required textbooksEdit

Potion making
Advanced Potion-Making required N.E.W.T.-level textbook
MikxuuzAdded by Mikxuuz

GradesEdit

PassEdit

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

FailEdit

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

Known O.W.L.sEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

PotionsClass6
Padma Patil, Dean Thomas, Hermione Granger, Neville Longbottom, Ron Weasley, Lavender Brown, Leanne and Seamus Finnigan in Potions class.
OreadAdded by Oread

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


Wizarding Education
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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



Potions (class)
Books chapterart hbp 09
Professors: Vindictus Veridian · Severus Snape · Horace Slughorn
Textbooks: Magical Drafts and Potions · One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi · Advanced Potion-Making · Moste Potente Potions
Potions at Hogwarts: Potions Classroom · Potions Staircase · Potions basement · Potions Club · Potion Master's office · Potion Master's storeroom · Dungeon Five · Cauldron cupboard
Potioneers: Arsenius Jigger · Damocles · Glover Hipworth · Golpalott · Gregory the Smarmy · Gunhilda of Gorsemoor · Hector Dagworth-Granger · Hesper Starkey · J. Pippin · Laverne de Montmorency · Libatius Borage · Regulus Moonshine · Rubens Winikus · Sacharissa Tugwood · Tilden Toots · Dr. Ubbly · Zygmunt Budge
Potions Studied: Boil-Cure Potion · Forgetfulness Potion · Hair-Raising Potion · Shrinking Solution · Undetectable Poisons · Wiggenweld Potion · Girding Potion · Antidotes · Strengthening Solution · Everlasting Elixirs · Felix Felicis · Draught of Living Death · Amortentia · Elixir to Induce Euphoria · Hiccoughing Solution · Poison Antidote · Swelling Solution · Draught of Peace · Wit-Sharpening Potion · Polyjuice Potion

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