Appendix table 2. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2012, 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 105 113 7 198 - - 112 311 66.2 -
Swedish 1 596 7 141 - - 8 737 5.1 -
Finnish 6 870 470 - - 7 340 4.3 -
French 1 435 2 815 - - 4 250 2.5 -
German 1 648 5 304 - - 6 952 4.1 -
Russian 548 742 - - 1 290 0.8 -
Spanish 136 551 - - 687 0.4 -
Italian 0 0 - - 0 0.0 -
Sami 0 109 - - 109 0.1 -
Other 132 10 - - 142 0.1 -
Grades 7-9 English 80 247 6 339 118 23 86 727 - 99.5
Swedish 870 6 417 73 388 1 80 676 - 92.6
Finnish 4 497 536 116 3 5 152 - 5.9
French 701 2 204 119 4 117 7 141 - 8.2
German 858 4 336 213 5 395 10 802 - 12.4
Russian 316 384 - 1 407 2 107 - 2.4
Spanish 0 237 - 1 824 2 061 - 2.4
Italian 0 0 - 46 46 - 0.1
Sami 0 18 - 10 28 - 0.0
Latin 0 0 - 288 288 - 0.3
Other 23 3 - 46 72 - 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].
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