O.W.L. Exam Sheet

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Brilliant Forbidden Forest II

Burning Day

Chamber Range

Return Location

Great Hall, Hogwarts Castle


Shard Colour


Ordinary Wizarding Level exams, or O.W.L.s as they are often called, are designed to measure fifth year Hogwarts students' proficiency in a variety of magical subjects. A student's grade on these exams - which can range from ‘O’ for Outstanding to ‘T’ for Troll - determines whether they're allowed to move on in that subject. Most O.W.L.s consist of both a practical and written exam, such as this one. Because of their importance, many precautions are taken to prevent cheating, including the use of anti-cheating spells and anti-cheating quills.