The theme of this week’s Harry Potter Moment of the Week is ‘Would you finish your studies at Hogwarts in your 5th year, or would you go on until the 7th year?’
This is an easy one for me – stay on until the 7th year for sure! Why would I not want more time at Hogwarts?! I’m sure Harry was told he needed at least 5 Exceeds Expectations grade NEWTs to become an auror (did I make this up, anyone know?!), so if we assume we get to take 5 subjects I’d want to take…
- Care of Magical Creatures: I’m an animal lover, and (most of!) the magical creatures we’ve heard of so far are amazing, so I definitely want to get the chance to find out about more.
- Potions: Well as a Slytherin, it’s got to be done right? Plus, I think I’d be quite good at Potions, since I’d be quite meticulous at following the recipes.
- Charms: This just seems pretty fundamental, too important to miss!
- Transfiguration: Transfiguration would be amazing, and I feel like taking the NEWT might give you an advantage in managing to become an Animagus would be really cool.
- Defence Against The Dark Arts: Let’s be honest, we’ve seen how magic can be abused, and so I’d definitely want to learn to defend myself. Plus, with a decent teacher, it’s also just a really interesting subject!