Appendix table 2. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2018, 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 124 948 8 691 5 . 133 644 74.1 .
Swedish 1 587 6 689 25 648 . 33 924 18.8 .
Finnish 9 365 607 7 . 9 979 5.5 .
French 2 012 2 602 9 . 4 623 2.6 .
German 1 705 5 790 9 . 7 504 4.2 .
Russian 631 654 0 . 1 285 0.7 .
Spanish 491 3 252 0 . 3 743 2.1 .
Italian 0 0 0 . 0 0.0 .
Sami 3 111 0 . 114 0.1 .
Other 235 71 8 . 314 0.2 .
Grades 7-9 English 80 798 6 646 120 40 87 604 . 99.6
Swedish 901 6 527 74 100 0 81 528 . 92.7
Finnish 4 445 682 114 1 5 242 . 6.0
French 1 010 2 295 116 2 641 6 062 . 6.9
German 919 4 258 136 5 257 10 570 . 12.0
Russian 277 899 0 980 2 156 . 2.5
Spanish 119 745 0 2 571 3 435 . 3.9
Italian 0 0 0 47 47 . 0.1
Sami 1 35 0 2 38 . 0.0
Latin 0 0 0 282 282 . 0.3
Other 90 10 10 21 131 . 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 2. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2018, girls . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 15.12.2019].
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