In Belgium, you sit in a class have and X kind of courses. If you fail like 2-3 courses at the end of the year, you'll have to follow all those courses again in High School. Is this also possible in the Harry Potter movies? I could understand if you fail for 1 course, you'll have to redo that single course in Hogwarts.

I know they take exams and such, but is there anyone who wasn't allowed to go to the next stage / year? And had to redo his courses? I didn't really notice anyone in the movie franchise.



Marcus Flint

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Marcus Flint (b. 1974/1975) was a wizard who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1986 to 1994 and was sorted into Slytherin house. He was a Chaser on the Slytherin Quidditch team, as well as its Captain from 1991 to 1994. Flint had to repeat his final year of education, as he failed his exams the first time round.


That said..

Flint was stated to be a sixth year in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, yet he was still at the school in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (two years after his debut). J. K. Rowling explained this by saying that he had to repeat his last year. This explanation did not deter some fans from noticing other consistency errors with Flint's schooling years. In later editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, however, Flint is stated to be a fifth year, presumably to clear confusion.

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