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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



The exam included turning a teapot into a tortoise.


Was to perform the Cheering Charm, among other spells.

Care of Magical Creatures

To keep a Flobberworm alive for an hour.


To brew a Confusing Concoction.

History of Magic

May have included questions on Witch Hunts.

Defence Against the Dark Arts

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.


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.


See also

Wizarding Education
Beauxcrest Hogwarts shield DurmstrangCrest
The Eleven Schools: Beauxbatons · Castelobruxo · Durmstrang · Hogwarts · Ilvermorny · Koldovstoretz · Mahoutokoro · Uagadou
Specialised schools: Academy of Broom Flying · Charm School · Euro-Glyph School of Extraordinary Languages · Merge School of Under-Water Spellage · 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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