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Sixth year students during a N.E.W.T. Potions class

"We're N.E.W.T. students now."
Ron Weasley regarding the trio's sixth year[src]

A sixth year was a student who was in his or her sixth year of magical education. This was the first year in which students advanced to N.E.W.T.-level classes, based on the individuals' O.W.L. scores for certain subjects, and depending on whether or not enough students wanted to take the specialised classes offered at that level.[1]

During the sixth year

"As Hermione had predicted, the sixth years' free periods were not the hours of blissful relaxation Ron had anticipated, but times in which to attempt to keep up with the vast amount of homework they were being set. Not only were they studying as though they had exams every day, but the lessons themselves had become more demanding then ever before."
—The increased difficulty of sixth year[src]
At Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, sixth years were typically 16 to 17 years of age.

The sixth year was the year in which students advanced to N.E.W.T.-level classes. Based off of their O.W.L. scores, and depending on the minimum requirements of the Professor teaching the subject at that time, students were allowed to take any number of classes as long as they met the requirements.[2] Neither the core classes nor the elective courses were available to any student who did not meet said requirements. While students did have the opportunity to choose whether they wished to continue in particular subjects, those who began studying N.E.W.T.-level subjects in their sixth year are expected to carry on with the subject into the seventh year, and sit the N.E.W.T. exam in that subject.[1]

Sixth-year students were initially excited to have more free time, but this extra time was intended to help them study and do homework, as many, if not all, teachers assigned more homework and gave more difficult lessons in their N.E.W.T.-level classes.[3]

Students in the sixth year could also elect to take part in Apparition lessons for a fee of twelve Galleons.[4] Specialised classes such as Alchemy become available if there was sufficient demand.[5]

Nonverbal spells were introduced to sixth year students.[2] They were expected to be used in every lessons that required spell-casting,[3] which could prove troublesome if students possessed dogwood wands, which refused to perform nonverbal spells.[6]

Curriculum

Known textbooks

Beauxbatons Academy

At Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, students take exams in their sixth year.[71]

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 29 (Careers Advice)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 9 (The Half-Blood Prince)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 11 (Hermione's Helping Hand)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 17 (A Sluggish Memory)
  5. Pottermore information on Hogwarts subjects (transcription available here)
  6. Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Wand Woods" at Wizarding World
  7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 24 (Sectumsempra)
  8. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 1 (Year Six Begins) - Charms Lesson "Drought Charm"
  9. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 6 (On Jacob's Trail) - Charms Lesson "Knitting Charm"
  10. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 12 (Now You See Me) - Charms Lesson "Bubble-Head Charm"
  11. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 17 (Getting the Message) - Charms Lesson "Gouging Spell"
  12. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 21 (Moving Forward) - Charms Lesson "Blackboard Writing Spell"
  13. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 26 (Unfinished Business) - Charms Lesson "Cleaning Charm"
  14. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Side Quest "31"
  15. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 21 (The Unknowable Room)
  17. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 24 (Return to the Forest) - Defence Against the Dark Arts Lesson "Banshees"
  18. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 27 (Letting Go) - Defence Against the Dark Arts Lesson "Flesh-Eating Slugs"
  19. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 6 (On Jacob's Trail) - Defence Against the Dark Arts Lesson "Ear Shrivelling Curse"
  20. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 10 (Cloaks and Conflicts) - Defence Against the Dark Arts Lesson "Langlock"
  21. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 13 (On the Run) - Defence Against the Dark Arts Lesson "Sea Urchin Jinx"
  22. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 21 (Moving Forward) - Defence Against the Dark Arts Lesson "Cave Inimicum"
  23. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Side Quest "32"
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 14 (Felix Felicis)
  25. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 2 (Curses and Prophecies) - Herbology Lesson "Fluxweed"
  26. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 7 (Niffler Hunting) - Herbology Lesson "Knotgrass"
  27. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 11 (Love in a Bottle) - Herbology Lesson "Bouncing Bulb"
  28. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 16 (The Wizard In White) - Herbology Lesson "Sneezewort"
  29. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 24 (Return to the Forest) - Herbology Lesson "Whomping Willow"
  30. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Side Quest "31"
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 15 (The Unbreakable Vow)
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 18 (Birthday Surprises)
  33. 33.0 33.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 22 (After the Burial)
  34. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 3 (Mixed Message) - Potions Lesson "Wound Cleaning Potion"
  35. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 8 (Owl Prowl) - Potions Lesson "Cheese-Based Potions"
  36. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 12 (Now You See Me) - Potions Lesson "Laughing Potion"
  37. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 16 (The Wizard In White) - Potions Lesson "Cough Potion"
  38. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 20 (A Circle of Friends) - Potions Lesson "Potion for Dreamless Sleep"
  39. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 26 (Unfinished Business) - Potions Lesson "Regerminating Potion"
  40. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Side Quest "31"
  41. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Side Quest "34"
  42. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 13 (Detention with Dolores)
  43. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 1 (Year Six Begins) - Transfiguration Lesson "Cauldron Cakes to Cabbages"
  44. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 5 (Wherefore Art Thou, Weasleys?) - Transfiguration Lesson "Teacup into Gerbil"
  45. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 14 (A New Friend of a Friend) - Transfiguration Lesson "Pawn to Queen"
  46. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 23 (A Brilliant Surprise) - Transfiguration Lesson "Flobberworm to Fritter"
  47. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 27 (Letting Go) - Transfiguration Lesson "Gnomes to Lawn Gnomes "
  48. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Side Quest "32"
  49. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 3 (Mixed Message) - Care of Magical Creatures Lesson "Glumbumble"
  50. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 8 (Owl Prowl) - Care of Magical Creatures Lesson "Diricawl"
  51. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 13 (On the Run) - Care of Magical Creatures Lesson "Fwooper"
  52. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 17 (Getting the Message) - Care of Magical Creatures Lesson "Moke"
  53. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 25 (Written in the Stars) - Care of Magical Creatures Lesson "Jackalope"
  54. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 20 (A Circle of Friends) - Care of Magical Creatures Lesson "Thestral"
  55. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 30 (Journey to the Whomping Willow)
  56. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Side Quest "34"
  57. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 2 (Curses and Prophecies)
  58. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Side Quest "34"
  59. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 2 (Curses and Prophecies) - History of Magic Lesson "History of Wandlore"
  60. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 5 (Wherefore Art Thou, Weasleys?) - History of Magic Lesson "Uprising of Elfric the Eager"
  61. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 10 (Cloaks and Conflicts) - History of Magic Lesson "Witch Trials of 1692"
  62. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 15 (In the Deep End) - History of Magic Lesson "Wendelin the Weird"
  63. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 18 (Into the Forest) - History of Magic Lesson "Gargoyle Strike of 1911"
  64. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 22 (The Exchange Student) - History of Magic Lesson "Dissolving of the Wizards' Council"
  65. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 28 (Moving On) - History of Magic Lesson "Ancient Runes"
  66. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Side Quest "33"
  67. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 25 (Written in the Stars) - Astronomy Lesson "Lunar Phases"
  68. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 29 (The Whomping Willow Awaits) - Astronomy Lesson "Making Star Charts"
  69. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Side Quest "33"
  70. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 20 (The First Task)
  71. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 5 (An Excess of Phlegm)
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