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

"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]

This article covers information about the second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. A student in their second year at Hogwarts was called a second-year (with a hyphen). 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.

Overall

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

"The whole point of keeping the school open at this time is for you to receive your education. The exams will therefore take place as usual, and I trust you are all studying hard."
Minerva McGonagall regarding the second year exams[src]
Class Course work

Charms

Transfiguration

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Potions

Herbology

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Defence Against the Dark Arts

History of Magic

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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. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Pottermore - The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2
  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. 9.0 9.1 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. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 All these books were part of the first year Hogwarts required textbook list and were used in the following second year.
  25. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 4 (At Flourish and Blotts)
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