It’s nearing the end of 5th Year and the time has come to take your O.W.L.s or Ordinary Wizarding Levels. You will take 7 total exams in Potions, Herbology, Charms, History of Magic, Care of Magical Creatures, Defense Against the Dark Arts, and Transfiguration. Our Ordinary Wizarding Levels adventure guide will cover everything you need to receive 7 Outstandings including the answers to every O.W.L question.
Ordinary Wizarding Levels Part 1
Begin the Ordinary Wizarding Levels adventure by heading to the Great Hall and watching the announcement from Dumbledore and Professor Tofty. Rowan is extremely worried about her preparation, ask your other friends how they are coping with the upcoming exams in a 3 hour activity that requires only 1 star to complete.
It appears you are the only student actually prepared for your Owl exams. Dumbledore decides to give you some personal advice: focus on your exams, don’t get distracted by the Cursed Vaults.
Next head over to your Head of House (Professor Snape in my case) and discuss career options. You will review some potential career paths in a 3 hour activity which requires all 5 stars to complete.
- Careers like Magizoologist, Herbologist, Potioneer, and Magical Historian require aptitude in their respective subject.
- Professors tend to specialize in a single branch of academia as well.
- Curse-Breakers and Ministry of Magic Officials need to be well rounded
- Healers and Aurors require at least 5 N.E.W.T.s (Potions, Transfiguration, Herbology, Charms, an Defense Against the Dark Arts) with no score lower than an EE.
Afterwards you are sent to get advice from other professors and friends.
Go meet Jae Kim in the kitchen. He offers to give you career advice if you help organize his inventory. Apparently he is selling cheating devices to Hogwarts Students. You are shocked to see Penny Haywood show up as his first client. Complete the 3 hour activity that requires all 5 stars to continue…
After organizing Jae’s stock speak with Penny who is considering an Auto-Answer-Quill. She is worried that you’ll think poorly of her for trying to cheat her O.W.L.s, but she says that with all the stress about the Cursed Vaults and her trapped sister she has no time to revise. Convince her to stop cheating by mentioning all the students who look up to her as a role model.
You offer to help revise with Penny in the Artefact Room. She finally shows up and has decided not to cheat! Start out your revision by brewing a Wideye Potion which will serve you well in the upcoming late night study sessions. This is a 3 hour activity which requires all 5 stars to complete.
Penny starts to feel better after successfully brewing her potion and says that you should be a Potioneer as well. She mentions how fun it would be to brew potions together.
Rowan shows up and asks for some Wideye potion as she’s terrified she hasn’t revised enough and wants to stay up all night cramming. Penny thinks she has over-studied and needs to take a break.
Meet Rowan in the Forbidden Forest for some fun. Chiara Lobosca and Hagrid are already there with Borf the werewolf pup. Take Rowan to play with Borf in a 3 hour activity which requires all 5 stars to complete.
After some fun Rowan is able to easily answer any questions you ask her. Excited, she runs off to play more with Borf.
Your Ordinary Wizarding Levels adventure continues with your first exam – Potions. Head over to class and meet Professor Tofty, the O.W.L examiner.
Each of your O.W.L.s will begin with a written section featuring 4 questions followed by a practical exam.
Potions O.W.L written exam questions
In which scenario would you use a Deflating Draught?
Nulling Effects of Swelling Solution
Which is a possible side effect of Pepperup Potions?
Steam Coming Out of Ears
How many Lionfish Spines are used in one batch of Herbicide Potion?
How long should a Polyjuice Potion stew before usage?
Potions O.W.L practical exam
- Focus to identify which is an ingredient in Wideye Potion
- Crush snake fangs by tracing
- Recognize how long to let a Draught of Peace simmer
- Demonstrate how to stir a Befuddlement Draught by tracing the correct pattern.
Congratulations you’ve completed the first exam in your Ordinary Wizarding Levels adventure! Professor Tofty will offer career advice, but Charlie Weasley urgently requests your help with Andre Egwu. Collect your 500 coin reward and continue on.
Ordinary Wizarding Levels Adventure Part 2
Continue your O.W.L exams and help your friends along the way in Part 2 of your Ordinary Wizarding Levels adventure.
Meet Andre and Charlie in The Three Broomsticks. Andre is convinced he will become a profession Quidditch keeper as he is already being scouted by multiple pro teams. He doesn’t feel like he needs to bother studying. Convince him to at least give some effort just in case.
Each attempt at completing Andre’s friendship game will cost 1000 coins. He has 20 courage and 21 empathy and knowledge attributes. The following questions can be asked:
I know I want to play Qudditch.
There’s no guarantee it’ll happen.
It never hurts to explore options. +5
Why do I need good marks?
Education is important.
Your pride will be hurt. +5
You don’t think I’m good enough?
I do, but backup plans are smart.
There’s always someone better.
I’m already being scouted.
Nothing’s set in stone yet.
What if you mess up? +5
Wouldn’t it be better to practise?
You practise loads.
You could use a break. +5
After convincing Andre he suggests you look outside academics for a future career. He mentions Wandmaker, Journalist, Quidditch Referee, or Shopkeep.
There is a revision party in the Slytherin Common Room. Head over there and revise with your Housemates!
Surprisingly Merula and Ismelda are there ready to revise as well. This is a 3 hour activity that requires 5 stars. Afterwards Rowan compliments your tutoring abilities and thinks you should be a professor. Surprisingly Merula agrees. Now rest up for your Charms O.W.L.
Head over to Charms class to take your owl. Professor Tofty is waiting to give you some career advice. Unfortunately there isn’t must time to go into specifics as the exams are about to start.
Charms O.W.L. written exam
There are four questions which must be answered corrects:
The Vermillious charm produces what colour sparks?
What is the incantation for the Exploding Charm?
In which scenario would you use Cistem Aperio?
To Open a Chest
Who invented the Cheering Charm?
Charms O.W.L. practical exam
Complete each of the following tasks by tracing a specific figure.
- Levitate a tea cup
- Cast the Eradication spell on a target dummy.
- Use the Engorgement Charm to enlarge a cauldron
- Terminate the Levitation Charm with Finite Incantatem.
After completing your O.W.L.s Professor Tofty mentions that he was spoken to Professor Flitwick about you and is very impressed with your tutoring ability. Before he can continue Penny interrupts to have you check on Tonks.
Meet Tonks at Zonko’s Joke Shop. Penny mentioned that she hasn’t been herself because she is worried about not doing well enough on her O.W.L.s to become an Auror. Reassure her then shop around for jokes to take her mind off things. This is a 3 hour activity that requires all 5 stars to complete.
Tonks isn’t feeling any better despite the shopping. Fortunately Ben Copper shows up with some advice and a plan to get her confidence back.
Infiltrate Filch’s office with Tonks to prove she has the skills to become an Auror. You decide to Transfigure Filch’s disciplinary records on the two of you into a rat. Find the records in a 3 hour activity which requires 5 stars to complete.
Once you find the recrods Tonks will transfigure them into a rat and regain her confidence. She recommends that you become an Auror as well given your talents.
Time for another exam in your Ordinary Wizarding Levels adventure. Head over to the Transfiguration classroom. Tonks is already there and eager to get started with her newfound confidence.
Professor Tofty again sneaks up on you and agrees that you would make a fine Auror. It’s strange that he knows so much about you…
Transfiguration O.W.L. written exam
Which of the following is NOT a type of Transfiguration?
How many Principal Exceptions are there to Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration?
Which of the following would be the easiest Transfiguration?
Porcupine to Pincushion
Which best describes the effects of a Switching Spell?
Switching Two Targets Simultaneously
Transfiguration O.W.L. practical exam
- Demonstrate your proficiency of Animal-to-Object Transfiguration by useing Vera Verto to turn a rat into a water goblet.
- Summon a snake with Serpensortia.
- Use Evanesco to vanish an object.
- Switch a pillow and armadillo.
After the test Professor Tofty implies he knows about what you and Tonks did in Filch’s office. He’s actually impressed and surprised to find out Filch had some notes on him as well. Before you can go into any more detail Tulip shows up and asks to revise for the Herbology O.W.L. together.
This ends part 2, you will be rewarded with gems.
Ordinary Wizarding Levels adventure Part 3
Head over to the library to revise with Tulip. It should be no surprise that Tulip tricked you into coming to the library because she wanted to prank the other revising students.
However after some prodding Tulip reveals that she is actually worried about choosing a career and is trying to avoid studying. Convince her to revise for Herbology together then complete the 3 hour study session that requires 5 stars to complete.
After studying Tulip goes into more detail about how she doesn’t want to end up like her parents, making rules and taking the fun away from life. Also she just isn’t ready to make a career decision in her 5th year. You can tell her that it’s “ok” and you haven’t made a decision either!
Now head over to Herbology for your 4th O.W.L. exam. Tulip is there and already feeling much better, she’s even ready to start exploring some career options.
Herbology O.W.L. written exam
Touching the trunk of a Wiggentree protects you from what?
What are Nettles known for?
Which of the following is NOT another name for Belladonna?
What does Mimbulus Mimbletonia use as a defence mechanism?
Herbology O.W.L. practical exam
This exam tests your ability to handle and care for plants.
- Water Screechsap by keeping the scroll in the marked location.
- Assess the needs of a Dittany by completing a focus mini game.
- Fertilise a Fanged Geranium by tracing the shape.
- Repot a baby mandrake by tracing the correct shape.
Professor Tofty will be impressed with your work and thinks you could be a successful Herbologist.
Revise for the Care of Magical Creatures O.W.L. with your friends Barnaby, Charlie, and Liz in the Forest Grove.
Barnaby is worried he won’t do well enough on the exam to become a Magizoologist. You try to reassure him by asking a easy question, but he fails completely. Fortunately Professor Kettleburn shows up with a distraction – he’s lost one of his Bowtruckles. Help find it in an 8 hour activity which requires all 5 stars.
Barnaby successfully deduces where the Bowtruckle was hidden by using his knowledge of Magical Creatures. With his confidence restored, Barnaby is ready for the Care of Magical Creatures owl.
The Ordinary Wizarding Levels adventure continues with the Care of Magical Creatures O.W.L. Head over to class and meet up with your friends. Barnaby is more ready than you’ve ever seen him.
Care of Magical Creatures O.W.L. written exam
How often does a Streeler’s shell change colour?
Porlocks guard herds of what non-magical creatures?
Which of the following creatures eat Fairy Eggs?
Bowtruckles are especially fond of what tree?
Care of Magical Creatures O.W.L. practical exam
This will test you on how well you access the needs of magical creatures.
- Determine what the Kneazle needs.
- Lure back an escaped Bowtruckle.
- Feed a Fire Crab without getting burned.
- Determine which food is most appropriate to feed a sick Unicorn.
Professor Tofty is again impressed with your work and remarks on your natural affinity with Magical Creatures. He then asks if you have any good stories about the Cursed Vaults and remarks that he hasn’t seen a student with as much potential as you in years.
Head back to the Library to revise for the History of Magic O.W.L with Badeea Ali. She wants to quiz each other, but it’s hard to focus. Ismelda shows up soon after and wants to revise with you, she’s actually extremely knowledgeable about Wizarding History. Study together in a 3 hour activity which requires 5 stars.
Ismelda remarks that you could make a good Magical Historian. She also warns you that someone is spying on you. This ends Part 3 of your Ordinary Wizarding Levels adventure. Take some gems as a reward.
Ordinary Wizard Levels Adventure Part 4
Finish your final two O.W.L.s and find out who is spying on you.
Head over to the History of Magic classroom to take your second to last O.W.L. Badeea is already there and seems ready for the exam after your intense study session. Unfortunately Ismelda seems back to her usual self.. was she telling the truth about the spy?
History of Magic O.W.L written exam
The History of Magic O.W.L differs from other classes in that there is no practical examination. There will instead by 8 written questions rather than 4.
Which clause in the Code of Wand Use prohibits non-humans from using wands?
What event followed the Soap Blizzard of 1378?
Why did LIechtenstein not attend the first meeting of the International Confederation of Wizards?
Their Stance on Troll Rights
In what year was Gringotts Wizarding Bank founded?
How many times did Wendelin the Weird allow herself to be caught by witch-hunters?
Who killed Emeric the Evil in a duel?
Egbert the Egregious
What Goblin led the 18th century Goblin Rebellions?
Urg the Unclean
What was the primary reason for the creation of the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy?
Persecution by Muggles
After completing your exam Professor Tofty will approach you and coment that you’re well on your way to making Wizarding history. However he warns you about heading down the wrong path in your search for the Cursed Vaults.
Tofty wants to hear more about your Cursed Vault adventures, but you are interrupted by Diego Caplan. He wants to work on some spell casting for the Defense Against the Dark Arts O.W.L with Merula Snyde.
Train for the Defense Against the Dark Arts O.W.L. in the Hogwarts Training Grounds. As soon as you arrive Merula accosts you and asks what the snake vanishing spell (Vipera Evanesca) is. Turns out it was actually Merula’s idea to train with you. Now go practice spells in a 3 hour activity which requires 5 stars to complete.
Diego is impressed with your spellwork and thinks you’d make an exception duelist. However Merula believes you will be a Curse-Breaker.
Dumbledore calls you into his office for a meeting, however when you get there he immediately tells you to find a hiding spot. You have 8 hours to do this an must complete all 5 stars in the activity.
After successfully hiding, Professor Tofty walks in and Dumbledore questions why he has been spying on you. Apparently Tofty was sent by the Ministry to monitor you and collect information on your Cursed Vault activities.
Now that you’re aware of Tofty’s true intentions, head over to the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom for you final O.W.L.
Defense Against the Dark Arts O.W.L. written exam
What is the incantation for the Snake-Vanishing Spell?
In which of these scenarios would you use the Impediment Jinx?
To Slow a Rushing Opponent
What does the Reductor Curse do?
Blasts Objects into Pieces
What is the incantation for the Tongue-Tying Curse?
Defense Against the Dark Arts O.W.L. practical exam
- Demonstrate mastery of defensive spells by casting a protective enchantment on the entire classroom.
- Cast the Bogart-Banishing spell and remove the Boggart.
- Successfully stun your classmate Ben Copper.
- Cast a Counter-Curse and identify the Jinx.
You’ve now completed all your O.W.L.s, now confront Professor Tofty about the spying. He is immediately remorseful and claims that he isn’t suspicious of you at all. He is just concerned that you may be targeted by Dark Wizards in the future.
Meet Professor Snape in the Great Hall and discuss career paths. Begin by Talking to Penny and discuss how you think you did on the O.W.L.s with your friends. This is a 3 hour activity which requires all 5 stars to complete.
Professor Snape shows up immediately afterwards and demands to know if you’ve chosen a career. He wants to make sure you look for opportunities to advance your chosen path and reminds you that you can reconsider at any time.
Professor Tofty approaches after to say good bye and give you your scores. I’m not certain how the grading works, but I got 7 O’s. I missed one practical question in Herbology and still got an O in the class so there is some leeway. Hopefully the scores will have some effect on the storyline.
This completes your Ordinary Wizarding Levels adventure. You will be rewarded with a necklace and your O.W.L. scores will be pinned to the wall in your dorm room.