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Hogwarts: A Dark New Age

Student's O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s

a part of “Hogwarts: A Dark New Age”, a fictional universe by Wolf's Bane109.

What happens when two decades after Hogwarts is rebuilt and starts school again, a new secret and dark force makes itself known? Will the students help stop it or will they be the cause of the darkness returning the ancient school?

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Student's O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s

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An Ordinary Wizarding Level (often abbreviated O.W.L.) is a standardised subject-specific test taken during Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry students' fifth year students, administrated by the Wizarding Examinations Authority. The score made by a student on a particular O.W.L. determines whether or not he or she will be allowed to continue taking that subject in subsequent school years, and whether they might be successful in obtaining a particular job.

As well as referring to the test that students take in their fifth year, the term "O.W.L" also refers to the type of class, i.e. the level of difficulty of the class the student is taking. In addition, "achieving an O.W.L" is used to refer to a class in which the student has passed their O.W.L exam (example: Harry Potter received an O.W.L. in Transfiguration by attaining a passing grade on the O.W.L exam for that class.)

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"O.W.L.s are really important, affect the jobs you can apply for and everything."

β€”O.W.L.s’ effect on the future

Due to the serious and important nature of the tests, preparation for both O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s is very hard work. Students will generally begin preparing for their O.W.L.s in their fourth year, in order to take them at the end of their fifth. The pressure was enough to make certain students, such as Hannah Abbott have a panic attack, and it was necessary to give them a Calming Draught to lower her anxiety.

These examinations in sort determine what type of career students will be able to obtain once their education is complete. Some careers require certain subjects to be taken at N.E.W.T. -level and with a passing grade or in some cases top grades. In order to be admitted into a class at N.E.W.T. a student must first achieve an 'Outstanding' or 'Exceeds Expectations' at O.W.L.-level in order to cope with the upcoming course work, which will be much more advanced. Minerva McGonagall would not let Neville Longbottom into her N.E.W.T. Transfiguration class, because he did not achieve a high enough grade, which would limit the type of career Neville would be able to hold in the future.

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Successfully completing the O.W.L.s is a sign that the student is trustworthy enough to be a law-abiding citizen who can learn from their mistakes. Thus, any such students who are expelled will be permitted to keep their wands and continue to practise magic, though this would be a sign of disgrace forever tainting their permanent record, as Newton Scamander underwent.


CHEATING

Cheating is also both highly tempting for the students and highly guarded against by the exam givers. Anti-Cheating Spells are applied to all O.W.L. exam papers. Auto-Answer Quills, Remembralls, Detachable Cribbing Cuffs, and Self-Correcting Ink are all banned from the examination hall as well. Despite this, at least one student attempts to cheat every year, though none have been successful since the year 1896.

STUDYING

Students such as Ernie Macmillan studied eight or nine hours a day in order to ensure good results. The day before exams fifth year students in Gryffindor spent the entire day reviewing. Harry Potter quizzed Hermione Granger by asking her question from the book Achievements in Charming. Hermione became so agitated that she accidentally hit Harry in the nose with the sharp corner of the book, after having snatched it back in order to check her answers.

Ron Weasley spent his time reading two years' worth of Charms notes with his fingers in his ears, his lips moving soundlessly. Seamus Finnigan laid flat on his back on the floor, reciting the definition of a Substantive Charm while Dean Thomas checked it against The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 5. Parvati Patil and Lavender Brown practised basic Locomotion Charms, by making their pencil-cases race each other around the edge of a table.

The evening before the exam was uncomfortable. Every fifth year was trying to do last-minute revising, but nobody seemed to be getting very far. All the fifth year boys were lying awake, but no one in the dormitory spoke. None of the fifth-years talked very much at breakfast the next day, either. Parvati was practising incantations under her breath. Hermione was rereading Achievements in Charming so fast that her eyes appeared blurred. Neville Longbottom kept dropping his knife and fork and knocking over the marmalade.

Students also studied in between exams, practising wand movements and whispering incantations under their breath. Students also went straight to their common rooms after meals and submerged themselves in revision for whatever exams they had the next day. Ginny Weasley was also forced to study for hours into the night and spend much time within the Hogwarts Library.

EXAMS

Most O.W.L.s are divided into written exams and practical exams. The O.W.L. is comparable to the Muggle "O level" given at the same stage of education (the "O" standing for Ordinary). In 1988, this examination was replaced by the G.C.S.E. in England and Wales and the Standard Certificate level in Scotland, though in recent years the Standard Certificate has been replaced by National 5s in Scotland, but wizards are under no obligation to change their examinations when Muggles do.

Strict measures, such as Anti-Cheating Quills and Anti-Cheating spells, are used to prevent academic dishonesty. Among the examiners were Griselda Marchbanks and Professor Tofty. When a practical examination starts students will be called in aperiodically, by either first or last name.

SCHEDULE
O.W.L. exams are administered over a period of two successive weeks at the end of fifth year. Most exams are divided into two parts: students will sit the theory portion in the morning and the practical portion in the afternoon, with the exception of the Astronomy practical exam, which occurs at night.


The exact days for the O.W.L.s are unknown, but it is known that seven of the O.W.L.s were held in this order.

1). Potions
2). Charms
3). Transfiguration
4). Herbology
5). Care of Magical Creatures
6). History of Magic
7). Defence Against the Dark Arts

It is unknown when the Astronomy, Divination, Arithmancy, Muggle Studies and Study of Ancient Runes O.W.L.s took place.


O.W.L. scores

"Ordinary. Wizarding. Level. Examinations. O.W.L.s. More commonly known as 'Owls'. Study hard and you will be rewarded. Fail to do so and the consequences may be... severe."


An Ordinary Wizarding Level (often abbreviated O.W.L.) is a standardised subject-specific test taken during Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry students' fifth year, administrated by the Wizarding Examinations Authority. The score made by a student on a particular O.W.L. determines whether or not he or she will be allowed to continue taking that subject in subsequent school years, and whether they might be successful in obtaining a particular job.

As well as referring to the test that students take in their fifth year, the term "O.W.L" also refers to the type of class, i.e. the level of difficulty of the class the student is taking. In addition, "achieving an O.W.L" is used to refer to a class in which the student has passed their O.W.L exam (example: Harry Potter received an O.W.L. in Transfiguration by attaining a passing grade on the O.W.L exam for that class.)

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If a student fails an O.W.L. and still wishes to retake it, they are presumably held back in that class. This was the case for Marcus Flint; Professor Severus Snape also remarked in 1996 that Vincent Crabbe and Gregory Goyle need to pass their Defence Against the Dark Arts O.W.L.

Passing grades

Outstanding [O] (always continues to N.E.W.T.-level)
Exceeds Expectations [E] (usually continues to N.E.W.T.-level)
Acceptable [A] (rarely continues to N.E.W.T.-level)


Failing grades

Poor [P] (may repeat)
Dreadful [D]
Troll [T]
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Re: Student's O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s

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Below are my character's Owl Scores:

Cassie Lightborn
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Ancient Runes - O
Arithmancy - D
Care of Magical creatures - O
Charms - O
Defense Against the Dark Arts - E
Divination - O
Herbology - O
History of Magic - A
Potions - O
Transfiguration - O
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Re: Student's O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s

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Below our my Character's OWL scores:

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Care Of Magical Creatures: E
Charms: E
Defense Against The Dark Arts: E
Divination: A
Herbology: A
History of Magic: E
Muggle Studies: O
Potions: O
Transfiguration: O
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Charms: O
Potions: O
Herbology: O
Muggle Studies: O
Care Of Magical Creatures: O
Transfiguration: E
Defense Against The Dark Arts: E
Divination: A
Astronomy: A
Arithmancy: A
History of Magic: A
Study of Ancient Runes: A

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Crispin Finlay

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Charms: O
Potions: E
Herbology: E
Muggle Studies: O
Care Of Magical Creatures: A
Transfiguration: E
Defense Against The Dark Arts: E
Divination: O
Astronomy: O
Arithmancy: O
History of Magic: E
Study of Ancient Runes: O



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Charms: O
Potions: E
Herbology: A
Muggle Studies: A
Care Of Magical Creatures: O
Transfiguration: O
Defense Against The Dark Arts: O
Divination: A
Astronomy: A
Arithmancy: D
History of Magic: D
Study of Ancient Runes: A



Isabeau Chase

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Charms: O
Potions: O
Herbology: E
Muggle Studies: O
Care Of Magical Creatures: O
Transfiguration: A
Defense Against The Dark Arts: O
Divination: T
Astronomy: D
Arithmancy: P
History of Magic: A
Study of Ancient Runes: A

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Roan King

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β€’ Potions β€” O
β€’ Charms β€” O
β€’ Transfiguration β€” O
β€’ Herbology β€” O
β€’ Care of Magical Creatures β€” O
β€’ History of Magic β€” E
β€’ Defence Against the Dark Arts β€” A
β€’ Astronomy β€” A
β€’ Divination β€” O
β€’ Arithmancy β€” P
β€’ Muggle Studies β€” E
β€’ Study of Ancient Runes β€” O



Kai Embrey

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β€’ Potions β€” A
β€’ Charms β€” A
β€’ Transfiguration β€” E
β€’ Herbology β€” P
β€’ Care of Magical Creatures β€” O
β€’ History of Magic β€” A
β€’ Defence Against the Dark Arts β€” O
β€’ Astronomy β€” P
β€’ Divination β€” E
β€’ Arithmancy β€” D
β€’ Muggle Studies β€” A
β€’ Study of Ancient Runes β€” P



Alexis Halliwell

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β€’ Potions β€” O
β€’ Charms β€” E
β€’ Transfiguration β€” P
β€’ Herbology β€” P
β€’ Care of Magical Creatures β€” A
β€’ History of Magic β€” T
β€’ Defence Against the Dark Arts β€” D
β€’ Astronomy β€” T
β€’ Divination β€” A
β€’ Arithmancy β€” T
β€’ Muggle Studies β€” T
β€’ Study of Ancient Runes β€” T



Oscar Whittle

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β€’ Potions β€” O
β€’ Charms β€” E
β€’ Transfiguration β€” O
β€’ Herbology β€” O
β€’ Care of Magical Creatures β€” A
β€’ History of Magic β€” O
β€’ Defence Against the Dark Arts β€” A
β€’ Astronomy β€” E
β€’ Divination β€” E
β€’ Arithmancy β€” E
β€’ Muggle Studies β€” E
β€’ Study of Ancient Runes β€” O
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Mac:
1). Potions: O
2). Charms: O
3). Transfiguration: O
4). Herbology: E
5). Care of Magical Creatures: E
6). History of Magic: A
7). Defence Against the Dark Arts: E
8). Ancient Runes: O
9). Divination: P


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Harvey:
1). Potions: E
2). Charms: O
3). Transfiguration: E
4). Herbology: E
5). Care of Magical Creatures: A
6). History of Magic: E
7). Defence Against the Dark Arts: E
8). Arithmancy: P
9). Ancient Runes: A


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Coal:
1). Potions: O
2). Charms: E
3). Transfiguration: E
4). Herbology: E
5). Care of Magical Creatures: E
6). History of Magic: A
7). Defence Against the Dark Arts: O
8). Arithmancy: A
9). Divination: A

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Muggle Studies: O
Care of Magical Creatures: O
History of Magic: E
Herbology: E
Ancient Runes: A
Potions: A
Charms: N/A
Transfiguration: N/A
Defense Against the Dark Arts: N/A
Divination: N/A
Arithmancy: N/A
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Mnemosyne Serendale:

Charms: O
Potions: A
Herbology: O
Muggle Studies: O
Care Of Magical Creatures: O
Transfiguration: O
Defense Against The Dark Arts: O
Divination: O
Astronomy: O
Arithmancy: E
History of Magic: O
Study of Ancient Runes: O

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