Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2009, girls

  Compulsory language A1 Optional language A2 Compulsory language B1 Elective language B2 Girls total Share of girls in grades 1-6 % Share of girls in grades 7-9 %
Grades Studied language              
Grades 1-6 English 108 434 6 694 . . 115 128 68.1 .
Swedish 1 524 7 153 . . 8 677 5.1 .
Finnish 6 872 534 . . 7 406 4.4 .
French 1 259 2 600 . . 3 859 2.3 .
German 1 638 5 349 . . 6 987 4.1 .
Russian 433 474 . . 907 0.5 .
Sami 0 119 . . 119 0.1 .
Other 129 244 . . 373 0.2 .
Grades 7-9 English 84 936 8 007 173 35 93 151 . 99.4
Swedish 1 215 6 900 78 240 4 86 359 . 92.1
Finnish 5 102 579 87 1 5 769 . 6.2
French 850 2 588 178 4 293 7 909 . 8.4
German 1 165 5 802 201 5 342 12 510 . 13.3
Russian 314 149 . 977 1 440 . 1.5
Sami 2 21 . 10 33 . 0.0
Latin 0 0 . 366 366 . 0.4
Other 12 209 . 1 320 1 541 . 1.6

Source: Education 2009. Statistics Finland

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Updated 25.5.2010

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Subject choices of students [e-publication].
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