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N.E.W.T.s, or Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests, are the advanced level examinations that Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry students take in their final year. They are critical for career placements and determine the level of magical mastery in various subjects.

N.E.W.T.s /en-ee-dub-uhl-yo͞o-tees/ noun

N.E.W.T.s History

N.E.W.T.s were established as a standardized system to assess the proficiency of seventh-year students in magical subjects. They follow the O.W.L.s (Ordinary Wizarding Levels) and offer a more rigorous and specialized evaluation. Achieving high grades in N.E.W.T.s is often a requirement for advanced professional paths within the wizarding world.

N.E.W.T.s Etymology

The acronym “N.E.W.T.s” stands for Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests. The humorous yet fitting name emphasizes the complexity and grueling nature of these advanced examinations.

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  • What subjects are covered in N.E.W.T.s?
  • How are N.E.W.T.s graded?
  • Who administers N.E.W.T.s?
  • What careers require N.E.W.T.s?

What subjects are covered in N.E.W.T.s? N.E.W.T.s cover advanced magical subjects including but not limited to Potions, Transfiguration, Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, and more. The subjects a student can take at N.E.W.T. level depends on their O.W.L. grades.

How are N.E.W.T.s graded? N.E.W.T.s are graded on a scale from Pass to Fail, with the following levels: Outstanding (O), Exceeds Expectations (E), Acceptable (A), Poor (P), Dreadful (D), and Troll (T). The top three grades are considered passing marks.

Who administers N.E.W.T.s? N.E.W.T.s are administered by the Wizarding Examinations Authority, a body within the Ministry of Magic that oversees standardized magical testing.

What careers require N.E.W.T.s? Many professional careers within the wizarding world require specific N.E.W.T. grades. For example, becoming an Auror typically requires high grades in subjects like Defense Against the Dark Arts and Potions, while a career in magical medicine might require top marks in Herbology and Transfiguration.

N.E.W.T.s symbolize a significant milestone in a wizarding education, representing both an achievement and a gateway to various professional opportunities. They reflect the depth and complexity of magical study, and their results have a profound impact on the futures of young witches and wizards as they embark on their adult lives in the magical community.