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a topic posted Dumbledore in The Three BroomsticksI was Tweeted at today and asked; ' who are Hogwarts’ English and maths teachers? As far as I can tell, they never get taught the basics, so where do they learn them?' This made me wonder if children who attend or graduate from Hogwarts have an education that can be used in the Muggle world? Do students learn English and Maths? As Tweeted here: With some research we can see that Arithmancy is taught but that's the study of the magical properties of numbers, not maths. How do younger wizards and witches get educated in basic skills like reading and writing? We see very little of this in the books, although obviously the kids entering Hogwarts have been trained in some of these basic skills or they wouldn’t be able to handle the classes the face at Hogwarts. Given the very medieval nature of the wizarding world, I suggest that most kids are trained either by their parents in basic reading, writing, and math, or are trained in small one-room schools with a relatively few children and one teacher. This training would cover the basics and enough pre-magic theory to produce kids who can function in wizarding society. Currently taught at Hogwarts Herbology = Botany/Gardening Care of Magical Creatures = Zoology/Veterinary Science Arithmancy = Arithmetic/Mathematics Potions = Chemistry/Cookery/Pharmacology Astronomy = (Astro)physics/Mathematics/Geography (of the Heavens) Charms = Latin/Drama/Kinetics DADA = Physical Education/Chemistry/Physics Divination = Mathematics/Psychology/Philosophy/Lunacy Ancient Runes = History/Logic/Mathematics/Linguistics Transfiguration = Physics/Biology (bioenergetics)/Physical Education History of Magic = History/Tolerance (of boredom) Flying = Physical Education/Driving Lessons Muggle Studies = History/Sociology/Technology etc. I'm very interested if anyone does know or has their own ideas on the matter. We'd love to hear your comments.
So poor Professor Trelawney... or was she... Yes she was looked down on for her choice of teaching, but, Dumbledore knew better! He could have let the other teachers know that she had in fact made a prediction. That she was not a fraud. And after her second prediction, shouldn't Dumbledore provided he with protection(s) that she should have known and NOT known about. Was Albus so short sighted that even he couldn't see past the tip of his nose?