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A seventh year was a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry who was in their seventh and final year of formal magical education. Seventh year students were usually seventeen to eighteen years of age.

During the seventh year

The seventh year contained the most important exams given at Hogwarts — the N.E.W.T exam pertaining to each of the subjects, concluding their N.E.W.T.-level studies that they started in their sixth year and continued into the seventh year.[1]

A student in the seventh year would have the same schedule he or she had in the sixth year, and would sit only those classes in which they received the O.W.L. grade needed and decided by the professor for that subject. However, not all students took N.E.W.T.s, as many occupations accepted applicants who only received O.W.L.s.[2] It was likely that specialised subjects only offered from the sixth year would be continued at N.E.W.T. level.

Every year, a male and female seventh year student were appointed as Head Boy and Head Girl respectively by the Headmaster or Headmistress.[3]

Thanks to a special arrangement between Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and various other places around the world, students who had reached this stage of their education were offered the opportunity to explore various wizarding professions first-hand by signing up for an internship programme.[4] One of these was at the Ministry of Magic in London, and was at one point headed by Amos Diggory of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. As of the 1990–1991 school year, however, this task had instead been given to Wilkie Twycross, from the Department of Magical Transportation.[5][6]

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Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 9 (The Half-Blood Prince)
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 29 (Careers Advice)
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 1 (Owl Post)
  4. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 1 (Year Seven Begins)
  5. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 5 (The Ministry of Magic)
  6. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 6 (A Window of Opportunity)
  7. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 1 (Year Seven Begins) - Astronomy Lesson "Dark Cloud Constellations"
  8. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 1 (Year Seven Begins) - Charms Lesson "Ascendio"
  9. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 2 (More Questions Than Answers) - Potions Lesson "Veritaserum"
  10. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 2 (More Questions Than Answers) - History of Magic "Emeric the Evil"
  11. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 3 (On the Case) - Transfiguration Lesson "Toad to Toadstool"
  12. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 3 (On the Case) - Defence Against the Dark Arts Lesson "Chameleon Ghoul"
  13. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 3 (On the Case)
  14. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 4 (A New Assignment) - Muggle Studies Lesson "Rotary Phone"
  15. 15.0 15.1 PotterCast Interviews J.K. Rowling, December 2007
  16. Online chat transcript, Scholastic.com, 3 February 2000
  17. Rowling's Official Site (text only), accessed 25th July 2011
  18. J.K.Rowling Official Site F.A.Q.
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