Dark Arts was a class taught at several wizarding schools. Unforgivable Curses and numerous other forms of Dark magic were taught in this class. It is possible that students were used as victims as a form of punishment.
- "Durmstrang takes a far more sensible line than Hogwarts about the Dark Arts. Durmstrang students actually learn them, not just the defence rubbish we do..."
- —Draco Malfoy comparing the two schools.[src]
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Salazar Slytherin may have wanted to teach his students spells of which the other three founders disapproved, and it is a possibility that he had initially constructed the Chamber of Secrets as a place in which to teach the Dark Arts.
1997-1998 school year
After that year, Carrow was replaced and the subject returned to teaching Defence Against the Dark Arts.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (First mentioned)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Mentioned only)
- Pottermore (Mentioned only)
- Wizarding World (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 19 (The Hungarian Horntail)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 29 (The Lost Diadem)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Chamber of Secrets" at Wizarding World
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 11 (Aboard the Hogwarts Express)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 12 (Magic is Might)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 31 (The Battle of Hogwarts)
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