Appendix table 1. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2013, 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 111 729 6 596 . . 118 325 65.7 .
Swedish 1 361 5 719 . . 7 080 3.9 .
Finnish 7 118 457 . . 7 575 4.2 .
French 1 092 1 697 . . 2 789 1.5 .
German 1 420 4 664 . . 6 084 3.4 .
Russian 443 817 . . 1 260 0.7 .
Spanish 169 439 . . 608 0.3 .
Italian 0 0 . . 0 0.0 .
Sami 1 92 . . 93 0.1 .
Other 138 74 . . 212 0.1 .
Grades 7-9 English 83 057 6 450 101 36 89 644 . 99.3
Swedish 733 4 787 77 499 2 83 021 . 92.0
Finnish 4 768 522 83 10 5 383 . 6.0
French 474 1 300 77 1 380 3 231 . 3.6
German 693 3 081 233 3 435 7 442 . 8.2
Russian 225 278 . 1 204 1 707 . 1.9
Spanish 7 272 . 869 1 148 . 1.3
Italian 0 0 . 29 29 . 0.0
Sami 1 18 . 4 23 . 0.0
Latin 0 0 . 163 163 . 0.2
Other 26 25 . 7 58 . 0.1

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

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Updated 23.5.2014

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Subject choices of students [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1056. Subject choices of comprehensive school pupils 2013, Appendix table 1. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2013, boys . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 15.12.2019].
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