In light of finals coming up, something that Muggles and wizards DO have in common is the fact that they both take exams, both in school and standardized. In the wizarding world they’re called OWLS. In the British Muggle society, they’re called GCSEs, also taken around sophomore year/5th year and take two years to study for. In American Muggle society, they’re called SAT or ACT, obviously taken between junior and senior year.

Another difference is that if you do well in an OWL subject, you get the OWL, depending on the letter grade:

O- Outstanding

E- Exceeds Expectations

A-Acceptable

P-Poor

D-Dreadful

T-Troll

GCSEs have a similar structure, also scored by letter grade (from highest to lowest): A, B, C, D, E, F, G. For those of you who don’t know, GCSE stand for “General Certificate of Secondary Education”. They are tested over a variety of subjects, including English, math, several foreign languages, sciences, arts, and even over techonology and humanities. However, for us Americans, SATs are graded by the number score, with 2400 being the highest; they’re divided into three sections of reading, math, and writing, so therefore, 800 is the highest you can get in each section.  In the ACT, 36 is the highest you can get, and like the OWLs and GCSEs, they are tested over a variety of school subjects.

Like American muggles, the wizarding world will have to take several standardized tests before they graduate, including the NEWTs and the WOMBATs. NEWTs can be called the harder version of the OWL, but the WOMBAT is actually comprised of several tests. Based on what you’ve read on Harry Potter, how well would you do on this sample part from a WOMBAT from Harry Potter Wiki?:

Part Two – International WizardryEdit Part Two - International Wizardry section

7. Mark the following statements True or False

7-1. There are witches and wizards living in every country in the world.

a. TRUE
b. FALSE
7-2. Some countries have wizard royal families.

a. TRUE
b. FALSE
7-3. The trade in flying carpets has been banned everywhere except the Far East.

a. TRUE
b. FALSE
7-4.The world’s largest Centre for Alchemical Studies in situated in Egypt.

a. TRUE
b. FALSE
7-5. The age at which magic may be performed legally varies from country to country.

a. TRUE
b. FALSE
7-6. Inter-country Apparition has been outlawed due to extreme Splinching.

a. TRUE
b. FALSE
7-7. There is a wizarding school in every country where wizards and witches are found.

a. TRUE
b. FALSE
7-8. Portkeys may be arranged between countries only with the consent of both nations’ Ministries of Magic.

a. TRUE
b. FALSE
7-9. It is illegal to send mail-bearing owls across international borders unless the owl has been granted authorisation.

a. TRUE
b. FALSE
7-10. The most persistent offender against the International Wizarding Statute of Secrecy is Scotland.
a. TRUE
b. FALSE
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