How long is an ordinary lesson? How many periods are there in a day (4, 5, 6..)? When do classes end for the day? If you have anything else to add that I haven't asked as far as this topic, I'd appreciate it if you did.
According to this page at the HP Lexicon, there are three or four classes a day. I guess four, or they wouldn't be able to have "double Potions with the Slytherins" in the afternoon.
Classes start at 9 am, there are two classes with short breaks in between. Then there is lunch and a break, and then classes resume at 1 pm. I suspect classes are a full hour long, or perhaps 50 minutes. So:
09:00 - 09:50 Class
10:00 - 10:50 Class
11:00 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 13:00 Break
13:00 - 13:50 Class
14:00 - 14:50 Class
And then the school day is over. I could imagine it to go something like that; that's how I usually have it in my fics.
I would just like to add that we know double lessons are an hour and a half long. So from that we can assume that an average lesson lasts for about 45 minutes. And once the students hit NEWT level (sixth year) they have more breaks than before, as they no longer have full schedules.
Hope this helps!
I have a question regarding schedules: When do the students find out what their schedules are? Do they get them in the morning? At the start of the week? Or is everything planned out months in advance?
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They get them (the schedules) on the first day of term at breakfast, before their first class.
Hope this helps!
Thanks for the help! Wow, those Hogwarts students have it easy! What are they always complaining about in the books? I have 6 classes a day plus up to 2 hours of homework every night, with no breaks except for lunch. And I'm only a HS freshman.