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    SlthrngNbltyWrtnINnk
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    First Year Classes

    How many times a week, do you think, a first year would hae the same class? After how many classes is lunch? Do first years get a 'free period'? Example list if you please.

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    I don't think that they have free periods until 6th Year.

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    Now, from what I've gathered from the books, there are six subjects that Hogwarts First Years take, listed below:

    Astronomy
    Charms
    Defense Against the Dark Arts
    History of Magic
    Herbology
    Transfiguration
    Potions

    Then, let's assume that classes start at, say, eight in the morning and go on until about three, with an hour for lunch and an hour per lesson. That equals six lessons per day, and thirty lesson hours per week. We split that six ways (we take out Astronomy from this equation, as it meets once a week at midnight), and that gives us FIVE HOURS of classes for each subject. We know that there are 'double periods' for some subjects at least, as shown in Year Five (Double Potions on Mondays with the Slytherins), so we could assume that we have one of those per subject per week, leaving one day per week that a subject is not taught to a class of students. It might be mentioned that I could see the First Years being let out of classes at an earlier hour than other students, as they don't take electives such as Care of Magical Creatures or Arithmancy. Oh, and it should be noted that in Year Five, it seems as if Harry takes only three classes on Mondays - Double Potions, DADA, and Divination. How this works out, I don't know.

    So here is a possible schedule for a First Year student, assuming this is all true. You can add Flying Lessons as you like - I would prefer not to suggest a regular time, as we only know of one occaision that it actually occurs.

    Monday:
    8:00-10:00 - Double Charms
    10:00-11:00 - History of Magic
    11:00-12:00 - Lunch (Free Period)
    12:00-1:00 - Transfiguration
    1:00-2:00 - Defense Against the Dark Arts
    2:00-3:00 - Herbology

    Tuesday:
    8:00-9:00 - History of Magic (Poor kids. Have fun staying awake!)
    9:00-11:00 - Double Potions
    11:00-12:00 - Lunch (Free Period)
    12:00-1:00 - Charms
    1:00-2:00 - Herbology
    2:00-3:00 - Transfiguration

    Wednesday:
    8:00-9:00 - Charms
    9:00-10:00 - Defense Against the Dark Arts
    10:00-11:00 - Transfiguration
    11:00-12:00 - Lunch (Free Period)
    12:00-2:00 - Double Herbology
    2:00-3:00 - Potions

    Thursday:
    8:00-9:00 - Defense Against the Dark Arts
    9:00-10:00 - Potions
    11:00-12:00 - Lunch (Free Period)
    12:00-1:00 - History of Magic
    1:00-3:00 - Double Transfiguration
    Midnight: Astronomy

    Friday:
    8:00-9:00 - Herbology
    9:00-11:00 - Double Defense Against the Dark Arts
    11:00-12:00 - Lunch (Free Period)
    12:00-1:00 - Potions
    1:00-2:00 - History of Magic
    2:00-3:00 - Charms

    I'm not saying that this is a fully working schedule - I'm sure there are many things that I've overlooked. It could work as a model for basing you character's schedules on.

    There are so many freedoms that we can take with our Potterverse. Jo Rowling has not spelled everything out to us. I'd assume that lunch is taken somewhere around midday, and you can add free periods as you wish. As I said before, I'm not exactly sure that First Years would have a free period, but they could either have one, or get out an hour or so earlier than the Third-Seventh Years, due to their added classes.

    I hope that my twenty cents has helped out a bit.
    ~Selina

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    Halgy
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    Check this page out for some info on the normal daily routine.

    Here's a schedule for Harry's 4th year; I'm sure it's not the same as the first year, but it might give you some idea.

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    Hey, interesting TQ. I just scored the wikipedia page on Hogwarts, and here's something that might help:
    Quote Originally Posted by wikipedia/Hogwarts: Student Life
    A bell signals the start of the first class of the morning at 9 a.m.

    There are two long morning classes with a short break in between them for students to get to their next class. After lunch classes resume at 1 p.m., and there is a break around afternoon teatime before another class period. The classes are about forty-five minutes in length, and the classes end around five o' clock. First year students sometimes get Friday afternoons off. In the evening, students eat their dinner in the Great Hall, after which they are expected to be in their common rooms.
    Hope that helps! xx

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    harryginny4eva61
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    I think that, on Herbology, it said on page... *flipping through PS/SS* 133 that
    They had Herbology three times a week, where Professor Sprout taught them about all the strange magical herbs and fungi.
    Also, on page 135 it was said:
    "What have we got today?" Harry asked Ron.
    "Double Potions with the Slytherins. Snape's head of the Slytherin House, they say he always favors them. We'll be able to see if it's true."
    This makes it sound as though they only have Double Potions once a week. Hope I helped!!

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    Wow, it looks like we're going to have to put our math helmets on for this one (the one thing any writer, anywhere can't stant to do). But I'll give it a try. I'm going to need my big, fancy trig calculator, though. And this will only be a mathematic schedual, so it is by no means canon.


    Alright, according to the Wikipedia schedual, there are two morning classes, one afternoon class, and one late afternoon class. School meets five days a week, so that makes for twenty-eight potential class periods.
    Monday
    1st morning:
    2nd morning:
    afternoon:
    late afternoon:

    Tuesday
    1st morning:
    2nd morning:
    afternoon:
    late afternoon:

    Wednesday
    1st morning:
    2nd morning:
    afternoon:
    late afternoon:

    Thursday
    1st morning:
    2nd morning:
    afternoon:
    late afternoon:

    Friday
    1st morning:
    2nd morning:
    We know they have three Herbology classes a week, so logically they would all meet on different days
    Monday
    1st morning:
    2nd morning:
    afternoon:
    late afternoon:

    Tuesday
    1st morning:
    2nd morning: Herbology
    afternoon:
    late afternoon:

    Wednesday
    1st morning:
    2nd morning:
    afternoon:
    late afternoon:

    Thursday
    1st morning:
    2nd morning: Herbology
    afternoon:
    late afternoon:

    Friday
    1st morning: Herbology
    2nd morning:
    From a logical standpoint, we can assume that Transfiguration and Charms probably also meet three times a week. We also assume that Double Potions is once a week.
    Monday
    1st morning:Transfiguration
    2nd morning: Charms
    afternoon:
    late afternoon:

    Tuesday
    1st morning: Transfiguration
    2nd morning: Herbology
    afternoon:
    late afternoon:

    Wednesday
    1st morning: Charms
    2nd morning: Double Potions
    afternoon:
    late afternoon:

    Thursday
    1st morning: Transfiguration
    2nd morning: Herbology
    afternoon:
    late afternoon:

    Friday
    1st morning: Herbology
    2nd morning: Charms
    Then there is D.A.D.A. and History of Magic, which are more likely the shorter classes.
    Monday
    1st morning:Transfiguration
    2nd morning: Charms
    afternoon: D.A.D.A.
    late afternoon: History of Magic

    Tuesday
    1st morning: Transfiguration
    2nd morning: Herbology
    afternoon: D.A.D.A.
    late afternoon:

    Wednesday
    1st morning: Charms
    2nd morning: Double Potions
    afternoon: History of Magic
    late afternoon:

    Thursday
    1st morning: Transfiguration
    2nd morning: Herbology
    afternoon:
    late afternoon:

    Friday
    1st morning: Herbology
    2nd morning: Charms
    There are four spots left now, so I'll add another class of. D.A.D.A. and History of Magic, along with one short Potions class and one short Astronomy class (I assume these would be more lecture classes as opposed to labs, and the Astronomy lab would take place at night). That leaves us with this schedual.
    Monday
    1st morning:Transfiguration
    2nd morning: Charms
    afternoon: D.A.D.A.
    late afternoon: History of Magic

    Tuesday
    1st morning: Transfiguration
    2nd morning: Herbology
    afternoon: D.A.D.A.
    late afternoon: Potions Lecture

    Wednesday
    1st morning: Charms
    2nd morning: Double Potions
    afternoon: History of Magic
    late afternoon: D.A.D.A.

    Thursday
    1st morning: Transfiguration
    2nd morning: Herbology
    afternoon: History of Magic
    late afternoon: Astronomy Lecture

    Friday
    1st morning: Herbology
    2nd morning: Charms
    night: Astronomy Lab
    Wow! Brain pain! But it was really a great exercise. I never really thought about the structure of a school day before, but now I have a great idea of what takes place when.

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    Thank you all sooooo much!!! This is a major major major help to me. Thank you all so much! Y'all are the stuff!

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