Appendix table 1. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2018, 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 131 835 8 207 9 . 140 051 73.9 .
Swedish 1 736 5 617 27 636 . 34 989 18.5 .
Finnish 9 650 544 4 . 10 198 5.4 .
French 1 390 1 589 8 . 2 987 1.6 .
German 1 577 5 523 7 . 7 107 3.7 .
Russian 486 448 0 . 934 0.5 .
Spanish 341 2 680 0 . 3 021 1.6 .
Italian 0 0 0 . 0 0.0 .
Sami 6 125 0 . 131 0.1 .
Other 207 78 5 . 290 0.2 .
Grades 7-9 English 85 262 6 139 86 40 91 527 . 99.4
Swedish 750 4 905 79 300 2 84 957 . 92.2
Finnish 4 650 618 97 1 5 366 . 5.8
French 604 1 195 77 1 012 2 888 . 3.1
German 761 3 528 106 3 457 7 852 . 8.5
Russian 235 528 0 746 1 509 . 1.6
Spanish 92 525 0 1 222 1 839 . 2.0
Italian 0 0 0 28 28 . 0.0
Sami 2 14 0 1 17 . 0.0
Latin 0 0 0 147 147 . 0.2
Other 77 10 13 21 121 . 0.1

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

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Updated 23.5.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Subject choices of students [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1056. Subject choices of comprehensive school pupils 2018, Appendix table 1. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2018, boys . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 14.12.2019].
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