shoutout to the people who still post harry potter 15 months after the last film and 5 years after the final book
and the award for the best use of that gif in human history goes to whoever made this.
#just noticed the slytherin girl and gryffindor boy #theyre so excited #and he turns back to her #and shes like yeah i know #and sort of grabs hold of him #and new otp/brotp #defying labels #not everyone hated slytherins #not all slytherins were dicks #i like this
why is one kid not wearing a robe
the kids who are wearing robes were taking their OWLs/NEWTs. Notice Luna’s not wearing a robe either. Because they’re underclassmen and had free periods while the upperclassmen were taking their exams.
This post is amazing because a) Slytherin and intrahouse love, but also because b) someone just explained how free-dress works during exams at Hogwarts.
Nov. 16th 2001/July 15th 2011 “No story lives unless someone wants to listen. The stories we love best do live in us forever. So whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”
We are the Harry Potter Generation!
#the OWLs and the NEWTs were under the ministry of magic and they happen earlier in the year #they have nothing to do with the school’s exams #they’re like the SATs or the AP tests #if your school decided to cancel your final exams for some reason THE SATS WOULD STILL HAPPEN (via coffeeandcheesecake)
We take Harry Potter very seriously here
can I correct you please:
the HP books were based on the British schooling system (GCSEs and A-Levels) and in fact they replace final exams in a school. They are in fact considered several times harder than SATs and have everything to do with the school exams as if one were studying for an OWL qualification, you would not be sitting any other exams prior to the actual thing.
I’m going to KILL SOMEONE
I don’t care about the British schooling system or how easy the SAT is compared to the A-levels (yes Americans are morons thank you for that little dig)
in the book, the wizards and witches who come to Hogwarts to oversee the OWLs and NEWTs are from the Ministry, whereas the final exams are always conducted by the professors of that subject, and (if I remember correctly) they happen earlier in the year than the final exams, making Dumbledore’s cancellation of exams irrelevant
it’s completely possible that OWLs and NEWTs were cancelled anyway, considering that the Ministry was going to close the school because of the whole Chamber of Secrets thing, but we should really blame Tom Riddle for that, not Dumbledore
(also, not sure if this was part of your argument, but I think you’re right that OWL and NEWT students didn’t have to sit for regular final exams, but this doesn’t discount what I’m saying, because in America Land of Idiots, we wouldn’t always sit for a final exam if we had taken the AP test, at least at my high school)
reminder that this was improv by tom felton. he was only meant to eye goyle skeptically, but instead he added this line and they kept it.