Appendix table 2. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2014, 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 107 715 7 288 . . 115 003 66.4 .
Swedish 1 641 7 392 . . 9 033 5.2 .
Finnish 7 091 427 . . 7 518 4.3 .
French 1 701 2 744 . . 4 445 2.6 .
German 1 729 5 375 . . 7 104 4.1 .
Russian 632 1 372 . . 2 004 1.2 .
Spanish 224 693 . . 917 0.5 .
Italian 0 0 . . 0 0.0 .
Sami 1 119 . . 120 0.1 .
Other 234 41 . . 275 0.2 .
Grades 7-9 English 78 601 6 536 80 35 85 252 . 99.5
Swedish 1 062 6 297 71 727 143 79 229 . 92.5
Finnish 4 275 740 72 3 5 090 . 5.9
French 843 2 402 102 3 772 7 119 . 8.3
German 903 4 259 251 4 610 10 023 . 11.7
Russian 305 597 . 2 351 3 253 . 3.8
Spanish 20 512 . 1 785 2 317 . 2.7
Italian 0 0 . 136 136 . 0.2
Sami 0 30 . 1 31 . 0.0
Latin 0 0 . 251 251 . 0.3
Other 65 2 . 22 89 . 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 2. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2014, girls . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 10.12.2019].
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