In the books, Durmstrang and Beauxbatons are co-ed.

However, in the movies, they are all-male and all-female, respectively.

What would male French students and female Scandinavian students do? Are there other schools for the other sexes? Do they just not go to school?

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    Because the movies are nonsense? – Adamant May 29 '16 at 0:33
  • I guess they do the same as both boys and girls who live in a country without a school. – Oriol May 29 '16 at 0:37
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    Maybe they are co-ed but only chose to send potential champions of one particular gender? – The Dark Lord May 29 '16 at 0:39
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    Don't recall anything in DVD supplementary materials to explain it, but as Malfoy was considering going to go to DS, presumably so can French dudes and vice versa for Nordic dudettes. – DVK-on-Ahch-To May 29 '16 at 2:29
  • Harry Potter movies? No, they didn't make those, and if they did, they surely wouldn't have David Yates and/or Steve Kloves involved. The movies wouldn't add ridiculous stuff and subtract vital character development. Right? – pleurocoelus Jun 25 '16 at 12:27

There is no reason to think the two schools in the movies are single-sex.

Schools are only obliged to bring their best students. If Beauxbaton's thinks only their (half-veela) female students cut the mustard so be it. The same goes for Durmstrang's equally sexist approach.

It helps characterise the schools, visually, which is more important in the movies than in the book.

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    @jonah did you notice neither won? – AncientSwordRage May 29 '16 at 0:40
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    Why? They're only bringing 12 students out of (presumably) hundreds. Even if the sexist policy isn't desirable, there can't have been that many great students that were overlooked. – The Dark Lord May 29 '16 at 0:41
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    Well, it doesn't make any sense, but neither does the alternative, I suppose. – Adamant May 29 '16 at 0:41
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    Harry would have lost a fair tournament. – Adamant May 29 '16 at 1:29
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    @JanusBahsJacquet Well, Cedric also was helped by Crouch for the second task. Crouch'd figured Harry was getting nowhere with his egg and nudged Cedric in the right direction because he knew Cedric would then help Harry out in return for being helped by Harry in the first task. – ʀᴇᴅ_ᴅᴇᴠɪʟ226 May 30 '16 at 6:30

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