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I 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.
Groupon: Warner Bros. Studio Tour + Guidebook, Hot Meal, Beer or Wine, and Butterbeer deal with promo code - Now: £39.96, Was: £49.95 - Save 20%By Dumbledore
Once doors have closed to the public on selected days in November and December, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter will welcome Groupon members for an exclusive event. Available for entry from 3.00 p.m, guests will be granted after-hours access to the Studio Tour which showcases authentic sets, props and costumes from the Harry Potter™ film series.
What You'll Get
£49.95 for entry to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter™ When: 22 November | 29 November | 6 December Where: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden, WD25 7LR Studio Tour times: 3 p.m. | 3.30 p.m. | 4 p.m. | 4.30 p.m. | 5 p.m. | 5.30 p.m. | 6 p.m. | 6.30 p.m. | 7 p.m. | 7.30 p.m. Closing time: 11.59 p.m. Ticket includes: entry ticket to the Studio Tour | one hot meal per guest | a soft drink, glass of wine, beer, or hot drink per guest | a Butterbeer™ per guest Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
Guests can walk the flagstones of the iconic Hogwarts Great Hall which will be transformed for the Yule Ball. As seen in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™, the celebration of the Triwizard Tournament saw every detail of the Great Hall covered in shimmering silver, dripping icicles and sparkling snow. Groupon Members will get a taster of this incredible set dress as the top section of the Great Hall will be transformed with snow-covered Christmas trees, icicles and an orchestra of magical instruments.
In addition to the Yule Ball decoration, The Great Hall will be lined with Christmas trees and the long dining tables of the Great Hall will be dressed as they were for seasonal feasts at Hogwarts with prop versions of roast turkeys, hams studded with cherries and even Christmas puddings surrounded by real flames.
As part of the Hogwarts in the Snow feature, many of the iconic sets housed at the Studio Tour will receive a festive makeover. The Gryffindor Common Room and Boys’ Dormitory will be decorated with their original festive props and the Hogwarts castle model will be transformed with a layer of filmmaking snow.
While exploring the attraction, guests will also be able to enjoy experiences that have been specifically added for Groupon members like enjoying a special demonstration courtesy of John Richardson, Special Effects Supervisor from the Harry Potter film series. They’ll get the chance to learn wand moves and can ‘fly’ a broomstick like a member of the cast in the Studio Tour’s green screen experience.
Groupon members will also enter the set of Gringotts Wizarding Bank as part of the Studio Tour’s biggest expansion to date that opened earlier this year. Once through the banking hall of Gringotts, Groupon members will enter the depths of the Lestrange vault used to store the treasures of Bellatrix Lestrange including the Sword of Gryffindor™ and Helga Hufflepuff’s™ Cup, one of Lord Voldemort’s™ horcruxes. Here, Groupon members can try out a photo opportunity allowing them to surround themselves with treasure.
During a short break in the attraction’s Backlot Café or Food Hall Café, guests will be able to enjoy a selected hot meal; a glass of wine, beer, hot or soft drink; and a Butterbeer™. They’ll also get the chance to come face-to-face with Death Eaters™ as they patrol the Studio Tour. All guests will receive a complimentary Studio Tour souvenir guidebook on arrival and the Studio Tour will stay open until midnight on these special nights.
On-site parking is available, as is a return shuttle bus from Watford Junction station if required.
The Fine Print
Validity: Valid on date and time specified on Groupon only.
Purchase: Limit 10 per person. May buy 10 additional as gifts.
Restrictions: No booking required. Present printed or mobile Groupon on arrival. 14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Free entrance for guests aged 4 and under - a complimentary ticket will be issued on arrival. Entry valid 3pm-7.30pm; event closes at 11.59pm. Valid on option purchased only. For step-free access, please contact the venue directly before purchase. Access to the car park will be permitted 30 minutes prior to a ticket entry time. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London reserves the right to refuse entry prior to this.
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Youtuber has collected and uploaded 6 HOURS behind the scenes footage of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone!By Dumbledore
Youtuber has collected and uploaded 6 HOURS behind the scenes footage of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone!
Full breakdown of timings:
00:00:22 - David Heyman and Maggie Smith in the background. She is in a classroom scene with a blackboard "A Felinifors" and "cross species species" Maggie Smith has her makeup touched up 00:01:01 - Crew and handlers with an owl.
00:01:18 - Maggie Smith in green tweed and bonnet surrounded by camermen and the director speaks.
00:02:00 - Presents being packed in a workshop.
00:02:19 - The catering team feed the crew. Server says its not her better side. Fridge full of Birthday cakes "Happy Birthday Harry "
00:03:38 - Harry Potter behind the scenes as the director and Daniel Radcliffe watches on the monitors as the director explains how he wants it differently.
00:04:39 - 2000's The crew collect a pile of letters for the shot of the letters arriving at the Dursleys, all the crew sorting letters. A machine for scattering letters.
00:08:49 - Daniel Radcliffe does a magic trick with cards.
00:14:10 - The crew discuss the makeup on a character and what it should look like to achieve the effect they need. It might be the face of Voldemort, they stand on the set and discuss. (some is difficult to hear because the background noise on set.) ueling across a number of paintings and the other moving paintings in the common room and Dumbledore's office all discussed, how to set up the shots and what to cgi and the problems of the size of the paintings. A woman sketches the sequence in her notepad.
00:30:18 - Cupboard under the Stairs sequence is being filmed The director drinks tea and directs Daniel Radcliffe all the crew and cameras in vision. DR talks to the crew and about the plaster coming down on him. DR asks for a "girly face for the camera" some funny photo bombing from DR to camera comments. John Ridley was in Hawkwind he points out. DR is clearly now filming. "Annie is always right about everything" Peter Rob is pretending to work. DR goes to a number of crew members. The under the cupboard sequence is filmed. Amanda continuity is checked. 00:58:15 - The Dursleys house and the sequence with Letters down the Chimney.
01:15:57 - Dudley presents scene.
01:33:29 - Dan is talking to the camera.
01:40:14 - Mom takes Dan from the set. Chris Columbus with his family.
01:50:47 - Gringotts scene. Goblins makeup.
02:15:17 - Scene on the water first meeting with Hogwarts.
02:43:03 - Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint behind the scenes with the cast and crew. Director filming a broomstick flying in a castle grounds.
02:44:55 - DR and RG in a train carriage. RG talks to the director and a take is taken. DR has a the wizard card. we see the take on the monitor. a few takes.
02:51:52 - A cat is prepared by making its fur spiky they think it's too cute and need it meaner. 02:55:12 - The crew eat lunch whilst looking over storyboard plan with the lamp passing a gate. 03:07:58 - The hairdressing dept discuss Dumbledore.
03:09:20 - Owl handlers with white barn owl.
03:09:38 - Artificial snow being spread over a yard. DR then filmed with Hedwig. In a cloister.
03:24:50 - Classroom scene. Transfiguration Lesson
__________________ THE FIRST FILMING __________________
03:43:21 - The first day of filming. Filming at the railway station as Harry boards the Hogwarts train at Hogsmeade Station. A very young Daniel Radcliffe. Hagrid or Robbie Coltrane on the station platform. Scene where Harry hugs Hagrid and boards the train is filmed.
03:45:21 - Emma Watson introduces herself to camera and answers a couple of questions. It is her first day filming on Harry Potter.
03:47:06 - Emma in the make up trailer getting ready for filming. Her hair is being plaited and she is being interviewed.
03:47:49 - Daniel in make up and he chats to the camera man about results in the London Olympics.
03:49:00 - A shy Rupert Grint is having his hair done and gets embarrassed about being filmed with clips in his hair.
03:49:29 - Daniel is dark wrap around sunglasses, has his tie adjusted. The young cast chat with film crew before filming starts. They are nervous and excited.
03:51:16 - Crew watching monitors.
03:51:44 - Harry Potter waves out the door of the train and it pulls out of the station.
03:52:44 - Hogsmeade station sign.
03:53:00 - Child cast members gathered in Alnwick Castle grounds holding broomsticks. They aren't in costume. Rehearsals. Chris Columbus directs the actors.
03:55:19 - Zoe Wanamaker reading script on the side lines.
03:56:16 - View of the crew setting up, filmed from the roof top. Various scenes of the castle's exterior and courtyards.
04:00:51 - Filming of the scene where Zoe, Madame Hooch, teaches the wizards how to use their broomsticks. A huge amount of time is spent filming one particularly student.
04:06:09 - Emma Watson pretending to be a vampire as she chats with crew while waiting for her scene. Rupert and Daniel chatting to each other. Emma, Rupert and Daniel muck around with a camera, but Daniel isn't really interested. The three play a hand clapping game
04:16:26 - etting ready for a scene with multiple Hogswart student on their brook sticks. Zoom in on Matthew Lewis playing the role of Neville Longbottom. Matthew "rides" his broom. The whole scene is filmed where Neville takes to the air. Matthew practises his broom skills ahead of filming. The scene is filmed again. Chris Columbus films Matthew flying his broom, by lying on the ground and filming below him.
04:37:04 - Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy plays hand slapping game with Emma and Daniel during down time.
04:40:35 - Meal time in mess tent.
04:40:45 - irector gives instructions in more broom stick scenes. More rehearsals focusing on Daniel and Emma. More hand slapping games amongst the kids whilst waiting for filming.
04:44:33 - Production crew on their phones.
04:54:07 - At the leaky Cauldron pub crew wander around adjusting things lighting etc while the cast wait in costume for the scene to beginning. Make up artist works on a cast member and asks opinion of director. Large panavision camera. Radios and mobile off quiet on set please smoke effect and fan roll take one "Bless my soul its Harry Potter" Daniel Radcliffe and ...Hagrid Robbie Coltrane he keeps messing up his lines "fuck" "shit"he says takes go on. Ian Hart prof Quirrell and Derek Deadman as Leaky caldron bartender. The great hall sequence with the floating candles director says he wants people to be amazed. Scene with Quirrell entering great hall
05:07:40 - The great hall sequence with the floating candles director says he wants people to be amazed.
05:24:43 - Dumbledore speech scene.
05:29:31 - Halloween. Scene with Quirrell entering. great hall.
05:41:05 - Emma Watson in 2000's in the lead up to her playing Hermione Granger in the first Harry Potter film. She is interviewed about her teeth test. She had false teeth to wear as part of her look as Hermione Granger.
HOGWARTS IN THE SNOW - SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2019 - SUNDAY 26TH JANUARY 2020
2019 will conclude with the return of the Studio Tour’s popular festive feature, Hogwarts in the Snow!
Hogwarts in the Snow tickets at Harry Potter Studio Tour still available for Christmas 2019
The festive makeover will see Christmas trees line the Great Hall, the Gryffindor common room dressed for the season and a blanket of filmmaking snow covering the majestic Hogwarts castle model. Visitors will even be able to touch samples of the different types of ‘snow’ used during production, each selected for its ability to float like falling snow, crunch under foot or glisten in the light like ice.
The ultimate Christmas event, Hogwarts in the Snow, returns to the studio this winter and, as you may expect, tickets sell out months in advance. But there are some still available including for the week before Christmas and the first week of January.
To book tickets head over to wbstudiotour
Muggles are sure to go crazy for these brand new Harry Potter cakes from Tesco. The Harry Potter crest cake for just £12 and Hogwarts Houses cakes for just £4 each and yes that does mean all for houses! Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and yes they even snuck in Slytherin... I'm sure if they'd had Draco's father would be furious!
Harry Potter Hogwarts Crest Cake
Chocolate and yellow coloured sponges with a layer of chocolate flavoured frosting, covered in soft icing and finished with edible decorations
Harry Potter House Crest Gift Cake
Sponge with a layer of raspberry jam and sweet filling, covered with a soft icing and an edible decoration.