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Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2009, 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 113 039 6 520 . . 119 559 67.2 .
Swedish 1 383 5 768 . . 7 151 4.0 .
Finnish 7 292 593 . . 7 885 4.4 .
French 816 1 698 . . 2 514 1.4 .
German 1 475 4 284 . . 5 759 3.2 .
Russian 322 354 . . 676 0.4 .
Sami 1 116 . . 117 0.1 .
Other 123 192 . . 315 0.2 .
Grades 7-9 English 89 316 7 562 160 40 97 078 . 99.1
Swedish 1 024 5 493 83 310 4 89 831 . 91.7
Finnish 5 345 453 113 1 5 912 . 6.0
French 551 1 393 99 1 463 3 506 . 3.6
German 938 4 502 149 3 418 9 007 . 9.2
Russian 176 109 . 538 823 . 0.8
Sami 2 14 . 2 18 . 0.0
Latin 0 0 . 265 265 . 0.3
Other 18 151 . 537 706 . 0.7

Source: Education 2009. Statistics Finland

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Updated 25.5.2010

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Subject choices of students [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1056. Subject choices of comprehensive school pupils 2009, Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2009, boys . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.2.2024].
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