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All third year students at Hogwarts are required to complete a set of examinations to get into the fourth year. There is one exam for each subject.

1994 timetable

Monday: Transfiguration, Charms, Arithmancy and Study of Ancient Runes.

Tuesday: Care of Magical Creatures, Potions, Astronomy.

Wednesday: History of Magic, Herbology.

Thursday: Defence Against the Dark Arts, Divination, Muggle Studies.

Known exams

1994

Transfiguration

" [...] comparing results and bemoaning the difficulty of the tasks they been set, which included turning a teapot into tortoise."
Harry Potter[src]

This exam was said the contain difficult tasks, as when finished students emerged 'limp and ashen-faced'. The exam included turning a teapot into a tortoise. Some students tortoises; still had tails, could breathe steam, and had willow-patterned shells.

Charms

"Professor Flitwick did indeed test them on Cheering Charms."
Harry Potter[src]

Was to perform the Cheering Charm, Freezing Spell, and others. Harry overdid his Cheering Charm and his partner (Ron) had to lead away to a quiet roon.

Care of Magical Creatures

To keep a Flobberworm alive for an hour. This exam was the easist exam any of them had ever taken and gave the Trio plenty of time to speak to Hagrid.

Potions

To brew a Confusing Concoction.

History of Magic

May have included questions on Witch Hunts.

Defence Against the Dark Arts

"Professor Lupin had complied the most unusual exam any of them had ever taken; a sort of obstacle course outside in the sun"
—Harry Potter[src]
DADAexam

The obstacle course.

An obstacle course of dark magical creatures which included wading across a deep paddling pool containing a grindylow, a series of potholes full of Red Caps, Squishing your way across a patch of marsh ignoring the misleading directions of a Hinkypunk then climbing into an old trunk and battle a Boggart.

Divination

"She's seeing us separately,... Have either of you ever seen anything in a Crystal Ball?"
Neville Longbottom to Harry and Ron[src]

Included looking into a crystal ball and being able to distinguish what could be seen. Both Harry Potter and Ronald Weasley chose to simply make something up. Harry's prediction, of a hippogriff flying away, turned out to be accurate. As nobody was mentioned as having failed the exam despite several students admitting they were just making things up, it is likely that anyone who at least pretended to see something would have been given a pass.

Muggle Studies

Presumably theoretical; Hermione Granger was known to have scored 320%.

Appearances

See also


Wizarding Education
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Schools: Academy of Broom Flying · Beauxbatons Academy of Magic · Brazilian wizarding school · Charm School · Durmstrang Institute · Euro-Glyph School of Extraordinary Languages · Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry · Mahoutokoro School of Magic · Merge School of Under-Water Spellage · Salem Witches' Institute · Wizarding Academy of Dramatic Arts
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


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