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"The second-years were given something new to think about during their Easter holidays. The time had come to choose their subjects for third year..."
— Second-years select elective classes for third year[src]

Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger in their second year

A second-year was a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry who was in their second year of magical education. Second-years were typically 12 to 13 years of age. The second year was the first year in which students rode up to the castle in carriages pulled by Thestrals.

During the second year

Classes

A second-year Herbology lesson

Second-year students took Transfiguration, Charms, Potions, History of Magic, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy and Herbology.[1]

The second year was the first time when students were allowed to try out for their house Quidditch teams.[2] A rare exception to this was when Harry Potter was allowed to join the house Quidditch team during his first year due to his exceptional skills.[3] Like first-years, second-years were not allowed to accompany those in the third year or above to Hogsmeade village for the weekend trips, however, they were allowed to have their own broom inside the school grounds.[4]

In the second year, students chose to study at least two elective subjects for their third year to fifth year; these subject options were Arithmancy, Care of Magical Creatures, Divination, Muggle Studies and Study of Ancient Runes.[5]

Curriculum

Charms

Transfiguration

Potions

Herbology

Defence Against the Dark Arts

History of Magic

Required textbooks

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Hogwarts School Subjects" at Wizarding World
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 7 (Mudbloods And Murmurs)
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 9 (The Midnight Duel)
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 14 (Cornelius Fudge)
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 Pottermore
  7. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Chapter 1 (Year Two Begins) - Charms Lesson "Engorgio"
  8. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Chapter 2 (Growing and Shrinking) - Charms Lesson "Reducio"
  9. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 6 (Gilderoy Lockhart)
  11. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 16 (The Chamber of Secrets)
  12. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) - Chapter 14 (About the Chamber)
  13. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Chapter 1 (Year Two Begins) - Transfiguration Lesson "Reparifarge"
  14. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Chapter 6 (Bill Weasley) - Transfiguration Lesson "Spongify"
  15. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Chapter 9 (Wizards Unite!) - Transfiguration Lesson "Porcupine to Pin Cushion"
  16. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Chapter 7 (Facing the Door) - Potions Lesson "Fire Protection Potion"
  17. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Chapter 5 (Rowan's Recovery) - Potions Lesson "Strengthening Solution"
  18. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 11 (The Duelling Club)
  19. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 12 (The Polyjuice Potion)
  20. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 15 (Aragog)
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 These were all dark creatures covered in Gilderoy Lockhart's second-year classes, according to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 4 (At Flourish and Blotts).
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 10 (The Rogue Bludger)
  23. 23.0 23.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 9 (The Writing on the Wall)
  24. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 4 (At Flourish and Blotts)
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