Appendix table 2. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2010, 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 106 634 6 749 - - 113 383 67.4 -
Swedish 1 503 6 995 - - 8 498 5.0 -
Finnish 6 876 529 - - 7 405 4.4 -
French 1 312 2 691 - - 4 003 2.4 -
German 1 668 4 924 - - 6 592 3.9 -
Russian 485 481 - - 966 0.6 -
Sami 0 130 - - 130 0.1 -
Other 136 318 - - 454 0.3 -
Grades 7-9 English 83 173 7 258 169 58 90 658 - 99.4
Swedish 1 019 7 323 75 798 4 84 144 - 92.3
Finnish 4 875 542 111 1 5 529 - 6.1
French 746 2 418 159 4 403 7 726 - 8.5
German 932 5 222 217 5 106 11 477 - 12.6
Russian 324 196 - 1 075 1 595 - 1.7
Sami 2 21 - 5 28 - 0.0
Latin 0 0 - 205 205 - 0.2
Other 10 151 - 1 603 1 764 - 1.9

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

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Updated 25.5.2011

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Subject choices of students [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1056. Subject choices of comprehensive school pupils 2010, Appendix table 2. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2010, girls . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 10.12.2019].
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