A Muggle’s Guide to the MuggleNet OWLs
It’s that time of the year again – MuggleNet’s OWL exams are back! And to prepare you all for the occasion, we’ve put together a list of facts and helpful tidbits to help you kick some Ordinary Wizarding Level butt, Hermione style. These 12 comprehensive exams – one for each of the courses taught at Hogwarts – will truly put your wits to the test, so make sure you study up!
Topics covered will be subjects like Ancient Runes, Astronomy, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, and more. They’re timed (30 minutes for a 50-question exam and 20 minutes for a 25-er), and the questions will range in difficulty from easy to extremely hard. Exams will begin June 14 and will be held in MuggleNet’s Great Hall until midnight on June 27.
And remember, preparation is key – we don’t want to keep Madam Pomfrey too busy this year…
- OWL exams are sat for during a student’s fifth year at Hogwarts and are taken over a period of two successive weeks.
- Exams are divided into two portions – theory and practical – which occur in the morning and afternoon, respectively (aside from Astronomy, of course, which occurs at night).
- OWLs are much like the GCSE exams taken by students in the UK today.
- Passing grades for OWLs are O (Outstanding), E (Exceeds Expectations), and A (Acceptable).
- Failing grades for OWLs are P (Poor), D (Dreadful), and T (Troll).
- Both Anti-Cheating Quills and Anti-Cheating Spells are used to prevent any dishonesty.
- It is said that at least one student attempts to cheat every year, but none has been successful since 1896.
A list of spells can be found here.
Take these practice quizzes:
And be sure to visit MuggleNet Interactive here.
Now that you’re ready to take them on, click here! Good luck!