Gryffindors are known to be the brave, the endearing, and apparently the ones who get themselves into a lot of trouble. However, judging by the core cast of the Harry Potter phenomenon, it’s abundantly clear that Gryffindors are rather intelligent as well. Ravenclaw can’t have all of the mastery and wit. Hermione is living proof of that, and if not for her and her valiant instincts, she would no doubt be in the house of Rowena Ravenclaw.
People automatically assume that Hermione has the best grades; after all, she is the brightest witch of her age. Others are also quick to assume that Neville and Seamus are amongst the worst Gryffindor students, despite the fact that Ron and Harry adamantly refuse to do their homework time and time again. So, do you want to know who the true academic scholars of Gryffindor are? Here are the best students in Gryffindor ranked by their grades
10 Fred and George Weasley
Fred and George Weasley end up doing pretty well for themselves. They open up their Weasley‘s Wizarding Wheezes joke shop, in a prime spot in Diagon Alley no less. They are able to do this with Harry’s monetary help, but it was their own brilliant concoctions that made the shop take off.
Despite their humorous brilliance, Fred and George weren’t really known for their grades at Hogwarts. Before abandoning their education forever, they had to take their O.W.Ls. Both of them each earn three passing grades in Herbology, Charms, and Defense Against the Dark Arts courses.
9 Dean Thomas
Dean Thomas, one of Harry and Ron‘s closest friends and former boyfriend to Ginny Weasley, did just about the same as the Weasley twins. Dean does moderately well at Hogwarts, but like Harry and Ron, he has a knack for slacking off. But thanks to Dumbledore’s Army, Dean is able to get an O.W.L in Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, and Transfiguration.
8 Parvati Patil
Padme and Parvati Patel are both shown as Gryffindors in the films, however, in the books, it’s only Parvati that belongs to Gryffindor house. Just like the rest of Dumbledore‘s Army, she was able to maintain stable grades and get three O.W.Ls. She received these in Transfiguration and, of course, Defense Against the Dark Arts.
Parvati also had taken a liking to Professor Trelawney and her Divination class according to the books, and truly believed in her Sight. Which is why Parvati enthusiastically took her Divination O.W.L. and passed with flying colors.
7 Seamus Finnegan
Seamus has a knack for blowing things up, even in instances involving a simple feather. Despite being forever remembered as the kid who is better at explosions than making adequate potions, his grades weren’t all that bad.
His initial amateur one waving skills improve over time and Seamus is able to secure a passing O.W.L during his Charms exam. He also obtains one for Transfiguration and Defense Against the Dark Arts.
6 Neville Longbottom
Neville may be forgetful, but he’s a pretty smart cookie. Neville begins to show his strength as both a leader and a student later in the series, despite professors like Snape continuously calling him out on his poor performance.
In his sixth year, Neville is able to get four O.W.Ls, all passing grades. He never went on to take his N.E.W.T.S, but he still went on to be an Auror and later, a professor of Herbology at Hogwarts. It just goes to show that you don’t need to have good grades in school in order to be successful.
5 Ron Weasley
Ron Weasley is a terrible student. Time and time again, he would have Hermione help with his assignments, if not full on allowing her to do the work for him. Ron also shows pretty poor wizarding skills in his younger years, though this is owing to the fact that his first wand is a hand-me-down and isn’t fitting to him specifically. But after some practice, some discipline, and a wand of his own, Ron proves himself to be a pretty good Hogwarts student. He got seven out of twelve O.W.Ls and in his sixth year and went on to be an Auror despite slacking off during his Hogwarts days.
4 Harry Potter
Harry has proven his intelligence over various situations, despite also being somewhat of a lackluster student (and also frequently having Hermione doublecheck his schoolwork). Then again, Harry has always had his fair share of extracurricular activities; learning to fight off dementors, Occlumency classes with Snape, and hunting down Horcruxes.
Harry has shown that he is capable of ridiculous amounts of magical talent despite his age and while always remaining in Hermione’s shadow. That being said, it’s not really a surprise that Harry receives seven passing O.W.Ls.
3 Hermione Granger
Hermione is dangerously obsessive about her grades. She even convinces his Professor McGonagall to give her a Time-Turner so that she can take two extra classes each semester. She is always reading, always educating herself, and seems to be a natural when it comes to picking up spells and charms.
Hermione is so dedicated to her education, that even after receiving ten passing O.W.L scores in her sixth year and going on to help defeat Voldemort in her seventh, she returns to Hogwarts specifically to take her N.E.W.TS. Which, naturally, she does fantastic in. Hermione has worn a lot of hats since her Hogwarts days, but her most recent is acting Minister of Magic.
2 Percy Weasley
Percy Weasley somehow manages to obtain twelve out of twelve O.W.Ls while attending Hogwarts. It seems like an impossible feat, especially considering that even Hermione could not do this with the Time-Turner. However, Percy‘s education and career always take a front seat, pushing his social life and even his family to the back burner. Percy has always been immensely proud of his accomplishments at Hogwarts, first making Prefect, followed by becoming Head Boy of Gryffindor house, until he eventually landed multiple jobs within the Ministry of Magic.
1 Bill Weasley
Bill is a quiet and refined Weasley. Audiences get to see more of him after his wedding and during his active role in the Order of the Phoenix. Bill Weasley graduated Hogwarts well before his brother Ron arrived, but not before making a lasting impression on the house of Godric Gryffindor. Bill Weasley also earns twelve out of twelve O.W.Ls at school, which is probably why he is able to immediately start working for the Ministry as a Curse-Breaker. His job is to break curses that are on objects within the vaults. This job requires him to be overly educated in not only in Charms and Defense Against the Dark Arts, but also in subjects such as Ancient Runes and History of Magic. All of which Bill receives passing grades for as a Gryffindor.
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