Appendix table 1. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2017, 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 125 693 7 795 34 . 133 522 70.9 .
Swedish 1 558 5 692 26 400 . 33 650 17.9 .
Finnish 9 314 586 1 . 9 901 5.3 .
French 1 181 1 687 10 . 2 878 1.5 .
German 1 472 5 416 29 . 6 917 3.7 .
Russian 511 448 . . 959 0.5 .
Spanish 300 1 917 . . 2 217 1.2 .
Italian 0 0 . . 0 0.0 .
Sami 2 101 . . 103 0.1 .
Other 178 68 0 . 246 0.1 .
Grades 7-9 English 84 150 6 223 94 43 90 510 . 99.4
Swedish 671 5 235 78 156 1 84 063 . 92.3
Finnish 4 600 556 98 1 5 255 . 5.8
French 666 1 236 65 1 215 3 182 . 3.5
German 773 3 283 134 3 804 7 994 . 8.8
Russian 225 657 . 769 1 651 . 1.8
Spanish 77 455 . 1 157 1 689 . 1.9
Italian 30 0 . 29 59 . 0.1
Sami 1 22 . 4 27 . 0.0
Latin 0 0 . 162 162 . 0.2
Other 76 8 4 14 102 . 0.1

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

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Updated 24.5.2017

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Subject choices of students [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1056. Subject choices of comprehensive school pupils 2017, Appendix table 1. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2017, boys . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 15.12.2019].
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