Appendix table 2. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2015, 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 109 330 7 515 . . 116 845 66.6 .
Swedish 1 543 7 266 . . 8 809 5.0 .
Finnish 7 062 468 . . 7 530 4.3 .
French 1 773 2 842 . . 4 615 2.6 .
German 1 720 5 453 . . 7 173 4.1 .
Russian 617 1 268 . . 1 885 1.1 .
Spanish 257 821 . . 1 078 0.6 .
Italian 0 0 . . 0 0.0 .
Sami 1 122 . . 123 0.1 .
Other 216 23 . . 239 0.1 .
Grades 7-9 English 77 805 6 752 87 23 84 667 . 99.5
Swedish 834 6 551 71 168 63 78 616 . 92.4
Finnish 4 460 580 95 0 5 135 . 6.0
French 899 2 367 92 3 612 6 970 . 8.2
German 887 4 045 221 4 857 10 010 . 11.8
Russian 319 636 . 2 038 2 993 . 3.5
Spanish 38 628 . 1 808 2 474 . 2.9
Italian 0 0 . 98 98 . 0.1
Sami 0 39 . 3 42 . 0.0
Latin 0 0 . 237 237 . 0.3
Other 65 1 . 28 94 . 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 2. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2015, girls . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 5.12.2019].
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