Charms Master is the title given to the Charms Professor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. They are in charge of teaching their subject to the students of Hogwarts in Classroom 2E, and they own an office near the West Tower. Filius Flitwick held the post since at least the 1975-1976 school year, and remained Charms Master through the 1990s to at least 1998.
Classroom and Office
The Charms Master's classroom is Classroom 2E, which is located on the second floor of Hogwarts Castle. The classroom has four long, large desks that are built like stairs and are located on both sides of the classroom. There is also a large fireplace in the room, as well as several books and bookshelves. When Filius Flitwick was held the post, his office was inside a tower near the West Tower and thirteenth window to the right, according to Albus Dumbledore. The office contained portraits, a desk, and sleeping quarters and is decorated with green wallpaper and red furniture.
As Charms Master, they have to teach Charms Class to all years, from first to seventh since Charms is a required subject for all students in their first five years and may take it for the final two. The spells the professor teaches are taken from textbooks, including The Standard Book of Spells, Grades 1 to 7, Quintessence: A Quest and Extreme Incantations. They teach specific wand movements and proper pronunciation and often allow students to partner up in class to experiment on one another.
First YearThe Charms Master must teach their first year students the Levitation Charm, which is used in the End-of-Year Examination. When Filius Flitwick taught the spell to the class of 1991, he first taught them the "swish and flick" wrist movement and required them to practise it before Hallowe'en, which subsequently allowed Ronald Weasley to defeat Quirinus Quirrell's Mountain Troll that night. At that time, he taught them the incantation and told them to practise it on their quills, which only Hermione Granger managed to do successfully. The Fire-Making Spell is taught for the first time in this class as well, along with the Softening Charm, for example.
The Charms Master teaches the Cheering Charm to their third year students, likely to prepare for the Third Year Exams, which include successfully performing the Charm. They revise the Levitation Charm for a third time and learn the Freezing Spell and the Seize and Pull Charm.
At the end of each year, the Charms Master is required to set practical examinations for their students.
First Year Exams
Second Year Exams
- "... as a school treat, all exams have been cancelled!"
- —Albus Dumbledore announcing the cancellation of the exam.[src]
Third Year Exams
When students are in their third year, the Charms Master must set an examination for them, which is set on the Monday of the exam week, ending on Thursday. The students must cast a type of enchantment that causes an object to behave in a way that is not otherwise normal for that object. In 1994, Filius Flitwick told the class to produce Cheering Charms.
Fourth Year Exams
The Charms Master must also give their fourth year students an examination at the end of the year. However, nothing is known about these tests as Harry Potter did not take them in 1995 due to being a Champion in the Triwizard Tournament after being selected by the Goblet of Fire.
- "What you must remember is that these examinations may influence your futures for many years to come! If you have not already given serious thought to your careers, now is the time to do so. And in the meantime, I'm afraid, we shall be working harder than ever to ensure that you do yourselves justice!"
- —Charms Master Flitwick to his class in 1995.[src]
Behind the scenes
- It is unknown if a female professor would be the Charms Master still or if she would be the Charms Mistress instead, but since the Hogwarts Headmaster becomes the Hogwarts Headmistress when the position is filled by a woman, it seems plausible.
- Since the unidentified individual who appeared to go through Wonderbook: Book of Spells with a student in the restricted section was referred to as a Charms Professor rather than Charms Master, it is not inconceivable for the Charms Master to Head the Charms department (which there in all probability there is) just like how the Pomona Sprout headed the Herbology department at the school.
- If this is indeed the case, then the same can presumably be said about the Potions Master.
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Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 10 (Hallowe'en)
- ↑ Pottermore
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 15 (The Unbreakable Vow)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter 8 (Flight of the Fat Lady)
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter 16 (Professor Trelawney's Prediction)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 18 (The Weighing of the Wands)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 26 (The Second Task)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 18 (Dumbledore's Army)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 11 (Hermione's Helping Hand)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 24 (Sectumsempra)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 16 (Through the Trapdoor)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 31 (The Third Task)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 31 (O.W.L.s)