Appendix table 1. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2012, 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 111 868 6 667 - - 118 535 66.3 -
Swedish 1 379 5 803 - - 7 182 4.0 -
Finnish 7 204 521 - - 7 725 4.3 -
French 958 1 750 - - 2 708 1.5 -
German 1 378 4 623 - - 6 001 3.4 -
Russian 416 518 - - 934 0.5 -
Spanish 119 393 - - 512 0.3 -
Italian 0 0 - - 0 0.0 -
Sami 1 75 - - 76 0.0 -
Other 120 24 - - 144 0.1 -
Grades 7-9 English 83 631 6 165 99 26 89 921 - 99.2
Swedish 733 4 829 77 644 1 83 207 - 91.8
Finnish 4 827 526 89 5 5 447 - 6.0
French 438 1 268 69 1 631 3 406 - 3.8
German 658 3 224 211 3 753 7 846 - 8.7
Russian 216 216 - 895 1 327 - 1.5
Spanish 0 190 - 761 951 - 1.0
Italian 0 0 - 21 21 - 0.0
Sami 1 15 - 3 19 - 0.0
Latin 0 0 - 186 186 - 0.2
Other 17 1 - 36 54 - 0.1

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

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Updated 24.5.2013

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Subject choices of students [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1056. Subject choices of comprehensive school pupils 2012, Appendix table 1. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2012, boys . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.7.2019].
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