Appendix table 1. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2014, 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 112 517 6 822 . . 119 339 65.6 .
Swedish 1 377 5 985 . . 7 362 4.0 .
Finnish 7 339 441 . . 7 780 4.3 .
French 1 201 1 596 . . 2 797 1.5 .
German 1 455 4 607 . . 6 062 3.3 .
Russian 492 991 . . 1 483 0.8 .
Spanish 177 550 . . 727 0.4 .
Italian 0 0 . . 0 0.0 .
Sami 2 91 . . 93 0.1 .
Other 158 66 . . 224 0.1 .
Grades 7-9 English 83 016 6 252 101 26 89 395 . 99.3
Swedish 977 4 673 76 950 202 82 802 . 92.0
Finnish 4 458 686 83 1 5 228 . 5.8
French 553 1 330 64 1 321 3 268 . 3.6
German 717 3 400 232 3 314 7 663 . 8.5
Russian 238 346 . 1 564 2 148 . 2.4
Spanish 17 317 . 915 1 249 . 1.4
Italian 0 0 . 58 58 . 0.1
Sami 0 22 . 0 22 . 0.0
Latin 0 0 . 132 132 . 0.1
Other 48 2 . 6 56 . 0.1

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

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Updated 22.5.2015

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Subject choices of students [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1056. Subject choices of comprehensive school pupils 2014, Appendix table 1. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2014, boys . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.12.2019].
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