Appendix table 1. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2015, 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 114 262 6 937 . . 121 199 65.9 .
Swedish 1 317 5 965 . . 7 282 4.0 .
Finnish 7 428 468 . . 7 896 4.3 .
French 1 169 1 607 . . 2 776 1.5 .
German 1 443 4 815 . . 6 258 3.4 .
Russian 496 816 . . 1 312 0.7 .
Spanish 185 629 . . 814 0.4 .
Italian 0 0 . . 0 0.0 .
Sami 2 99 . . 101 0.1 .
Other 192 29 . . 221 0.1 .
Grades 7-9 English 82 790 6 218 94 11 89 113 . 99.4
Swedish 685 5 004 76 795 81 82 565 . 92.1
Finnish 4 494 557 100 0 5 151 . 5.7
French 562 1 266 54 1 291 3 173 . 3.5
German 801 3 188 185 3 646 7 820 . 8.7
Russian 252 432 . 1 279 1 963 . 2.2
Spanish 38 406 . 973 1 417 . 1.6
Italian 0 0 . 37 37 . 0.0
Sami 0 24 . 4 28 . 0.0
Latin 0 0 . 163 163 . 0.2
Other 63 4 . 15 82 . 0.1

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

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Updated 24.5.2016

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Subject choices of students [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1056. Subject choices of comprehensive school pupils 2015, Appendix table 1. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2015, boys . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.12.2019].
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