Visitor's Guide to Hogwarts
Punishments & Rewards:
House Points

1996 - 1997 [Y16 - Y17]

"You know, I don't believe any House has ever been in negative figures this early in the term: We haven't even started pudding. You may have set a record, Potter."
     -- Snape

Who, When, Why, and How Many...

student: Harry
teacher: Snape
points taken: -50
reason: "lateness"
notes: Snape was having fun here...
ref: HBP8

student: Harry
teacher: Snape
points taken: -20
reason: "Muggle attire"
notes: Having been immobilized on the Hogwarts Express by Draco Malfoy, Harry had not yet changed into his school robes.
ref: HBP8

student: Hermione
teacher: Slughorn
points given: +20
reason: correctly identifying all his sample potions
notes: Slughorn calls them "well-earned"
ref: HBP9

student: Hermione
teacher: Slughorn
points given: +10
reason: for describing Felix Felicis
notes: Establishes the existence and properties of Felix Felicis
ref: HBP9

student: Hermione
teacher: Slughorn
points given: +10
reason: for reciting Golpalott's Third Law
notes:
ref: HBP18

student: Harry
teacher: Slughorn
points given: +10
reason: "sheer cheek" at submitting the bezoar
notes: reminds readers of the existence and properties of bezoars in preparation for the birthday surprise later on
ref: HBP18

student: Harry
teacher: Snape
points taken: -10 points
reason: lateness
notes: Well, this is better than the 50 he took before!
ref: HBP21

student: Ron
teacher: Snape
points taken: -10
reason: smart response about ghosts being transparent
notes: Helps establish the difference between Inferi and ghosts in preparation for the Horcrux cave scene later on
ref: HBP21

Final point totals at the end of the 1996 - 1997 [Y16 - Y17] school year:

  • totals not given, winner of House Cup not specified
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