Defense Against the Dark Arts: First Year


Severus Snape


I recently started teaching the wizarding world of Hogwarts. I brought my information back to Canada and am now teaching students online for free! DADA is one of my favourite courses within the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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Carla Crazy


Welcome all new comers!

This course of Defense Against the Dark Arts is based on the Harry Potter world of witchcraft and wizardry. This curriculum created is based on what was used at Hogwarts. The point of this course is to let you people to learn about the wizardry world and what mythical beings were used in such an amazing book/movie series.

I, the professor, expect that you, the student, will work hard in the following course. I want you to consider this as an actual course at a school, and so you must do your best! This is only the first year of the course. In total, their are 6 years with the 7th year being the N.E.W.T. Exam. In order to get to the next year, you must complete the following course you are at, and so you must complete year 1 with a specified average to move onto year 2 which I am still in the making of.



At Hogwarts, their marking system is quite simple:

Passing Grade

        O - Outstanding

        E - Exceeds Expectations

        A - Acceptable

Failing Grades

        P - Poor

        D - Dreadful

        T - Troll

As there is only one course, and not a whole school, I will be using this Assessment that I have made for the class:

Lesson Assignments 20%
Research/Essay Assignments 10%
Mid-Term 30%
Final Exam 40%


I may get you to write out a small essay (a few paragraphs) and so, there will be a rubric for how I will mark them.

Essay Rubric

Information Base 40%
Accuracy 30%
Effort 20%
Grammar/Spelling 10%

There is not much else I can mark you on essays, so that is how it will look.

When doing assignments, not everything will be writing essays, because that can get pretty boring, and not everyone learns that way. So I can give you suggestions on other ways of presenting me your work.



As you get through the Years in this specific course, assignments will be more challenging, especially when it comes down to writing your own notes.



There will be 9 lessons (weeks) in Year 1.

    Lesson 1.1: Verdimillious; Lumos; Vermillious

    Lesson 1.2: Dark Arts Brief History, 3 Classifications - Jinx, Hex, Curse

    Lesson 1.3: Curse of the Bogeys; Knockback Jinx

    Lesson 1.4: 3 Categories of Creatures; Imps; Bowtruckles

    Lesson 1.5: Gnomes; Doxies; MID-TERM

    Lesson 1.6: Periculum; Smokescreen Spell

    Lesson 1.7: Hags; Ghosts; Werewolf (bites)

    Lesson 1.8: Year Review


** This outline is specifically made by me. I made this from the actual Hogwarts Curriculum First Year DADA Class. Some things, I did leave out.



Midway through the course, there will be a Mid-Term Assignment, whether it is an exam or project. Then at the end of the course, there will be a Final Exam which you must write. That will cover everything throughout the Year.



You will receive a Defense Against the Dark Arts Year 1 Certificate after completing and passing the course.

In order to pass the course to receive this certificate and move on, you must:

  • complete each lesson and assignment(s)
  • write the Mid-Term Assignment
  • write the Final Exam
  • pass the course with overall average of...... 60% or better

If you meet all the requirements, you will receive a certificate.

PLEASE NOTE: you MUST have this certificate in order to move into the 2nd Year of Defense Against the Dark Arts which, like I said earlier, I am still in the making of.



I would like each student, if they do not have already, an email account, preferably "Gmail". This way, we can get in contact with each other. Feel free to contact me, Severus Snape, any time you like. I will try to get back as soon as I can. Contact me by email at:


I look forward to teaching you what many of the students learned in Hogwarts!


Interested? Enroll to this course right now.

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