Appendix table 2. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2011, 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 105 305 7 150 - - 112 455 66.5 -
Swedish 1 431 6 440 - - 7 871 4.7 -
Finnish 6 839 462 - - 7 301 4.3 -
French 1 394 2 790 - - 4 184 2.5 -
German 1 577 5 065 - - 6 642 3.9 -
Russian 538 670 - - 1 208 0.7 -
Spanish 95 375 - - 470 0.3 -
Italian 0 0 - - 0 0.0 -
Sami 0 115 - - 115 0.1 -
Other 122 10 - - 132 0.1 -
Grades 7-9 English 81 172 6 701 127 55 88 055 - 99.6
Swedish 1 538 6 699 73 661 1 81 899 - 92.6
Finnish 4 562 572 112 0 5 246 - 5.9
French 688 2 208 157 4 674 7 727 - 8.7
German 876 4 685 163 5 420 11 144 - 12.6
Russian 316 274 - 1 324 1 914 - 2.2
Spanish 0 179 - 2 002 2 181 - 2.5
Italian 0 0 - 39 39 - 0.0
Sami 0 17 - 12 29 - 0.0
Latin 0 0 - 295 295 - 0.3
Other 15 0 - 38 53 - 0.1

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 2. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2011, girls . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 9.12.2019].
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