Appendix table 1. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2011, boys

  Compulsory language A1 Optional language A2 Compulsory language B1 Elective language B2 Boys total Share of boys in grades 1-6 % Share of boys in grades 7-9 %
Grades Studied language              
Grades 1-6 English 110 977 6 882 - - 117 859 66.1 -
Swedish 1 302 6 096 - - 7 398 4.2 -
Finnish 7 227 532 - - 7 759 4.4 -
French 918 1 974 - - 2 892 1.6 -
German 1 343 4 843 - - 6 186 3.5 -
Russian 386 469 - - 855 0.5 -
Spanish 82 325 - - 407 0.2 -
Italian 0 0 - - 0 0.0 -
Sami 0 77 - - 77 0.0 -
Other 98 20 - - 118 0.1 -
Grades 7-9 English 84 980 6 421 109 41 91 551 - 99.2
Swedish 1 368 5 236 78 044 6 84 654 - 91.8
Finnish 4 868 604 110 0 5 582 - 6.1
French 456 1 309 66 1 684 3 515 - 3.8
German 724 3 477 146 3 761 8 108 - 8.8
Russian 206 175 - 793 1 174 - 1.3
Spanish 0 127 - 779 906 - 1.0
Italian 0 0 - 18 18 - 0.0
Sami 0 17 - 2 19 - 0.0
Latin 0 0 - 195 195 - 0.2
Other 22 0 - 19 41 - 0.0

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

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Updated 25.5.2012

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Subject choices of students [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1056. Subject choices of comprehensive school pupils 2011, Appendix table 1. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2011, boys . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 7.12.2019].
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