And now for something slightly different! I have a pretty complex headcanon, so I figured that along with posting graphics, I could start posting some of my resources. I came up with these for my stories, but anyone is free to use them if they’d like. If you do, I only ask that you mention you got it from Beeezie (tumblr, HPFT, HPFF, ffnet, AO3, whatever - I’m the same everywhere) somewhere and like or reblog this post if you have tumblr. (If you don’t, no worries.)
JKR is never super specific about Harry’s class schedule, so this is very loosely based on what I was able to glean from the books. I didn’t really make much effort to fit it to Harry’s schedule throughout the series - it took long enough as it is, and I don’t write much Hogswarts-era stuff anyway.
I decided to divided classes between multiple professors: one for first and second years, one for third, fourth, and fifth years, and one for sixth and seventh years. All core classes through the fifth year are shared by two houses, all third-, fourth-, and fifth-year electives are shared by the entire year, as are all N.E.W.T. classes.
I’ve also added a fair number of N.E.W.T. classes. Descriptions below the cut!
Back when I was young and had more time on my hands, I sat down and figured out the Hogwarts class schedule.
(And by young I really do mean young–check out the last modified date on this!)
Here was the information I had to work with:
There is, apparently, only one teacher per subject.
A class can be comprised of students from two houses. (But from what we see in the books, no more than two.)
After 5th year OWLs, all classes become much more advanced, and students only take the ones that pertain to their career path and NEWTs.
I took that info and ran with it, as well as throwing in some headcanons of my own. For example, I gave Hogwarts a block schedule. (There’s really no way to get by with only one teacher per subject if each class is held every day.) I also made upper-level elective classes inter-house. (Again, the teacher shortage is difficult to work with.) The only class not on this schedule is Astronomy. I figured that since that class could only be held at night, each house/year group would only have it once a week at most.
I wish I’d had tumblr back in 2012, because no doubt I had a lot more thoughts on this than what I’ve remembered and written down above, but hopefully this can help any fic authors trying to keep track of who’s where and when. :)
So this is my Hogwarts 5th year schedule for each week. My favorite Class is probably Astronomy on Wednesday because it is sometimes still dark, and you can see all the stars from the astronomy tower. Otherwise my favorite class is herbology because I love the fresh morning air.