Appendix table 2. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2013, 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 106 744 7 169 . . 113 913 66.4 .
Swedish 1 635 7 166 . . 8 801 5.1 .
Finnish 6 920 415 . . 7 335 4.3 .
French 1 579 2 794 . . 4 373 2.5 .
German 1 633 5 563 . . 7 196 4.2 .
Russian 591 1 033 . . 1 624 0.9 .
Spanish 176 642 . . 818 0.5 .
Italian 0 0 . . 0 0.0 .
Sami 1 128 . . 129 0.1 .
Other 160 80 . . 240 0.1 .
Grades 7-9 English 78 562 6 622 100 56 85 340 . 99.5
Swedish 847 6 327 72 241 2 79 417 . 92.6
Finnish 4 452 564 80 5 5 101 . 5.9
French 711 2 257 98 3 689 6 755 . 7.9
German 898 4 011 218 4 887 10 014 . 11.7
Russian 305 485 . 1 795 2 585 . 3.0
Spanish 8 379 . 1 895 2 282 . 2.7
Italian 0 0 . 113 113 . 0.1
Sami 0 29 . 4 33 . 0.0
Latin 0 0 . 252 252 . 0.3
Other 29 32 . 11 72 . 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 2. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2013, girls . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 28.1.2020].
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