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Appendix table 2. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2017, 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 119 848 8 411 26 . 128 285 71.4 .
Swedish 1 753 6 762 24 619 . 33 134 18.5 .
Finnish 8 901 617 1 . 9 519 5.3 .
French 1 785 2 759 13 . 4 557 2.5 .
German 1 740 5 920 48 . 7 708 4.3 .
Russian 628 700 . . 1 328 0.7 .
Spanish 397 2 294 . . 2 691 1.5 .
Italian 0 0 . . 0 0.0 .
Sami 3 136 . . 139 0.1 .
Other 221 55 0 . 276 0.2 .
Grades 7-9 English 79 340 6 755 99 39 86 233 . 99.6
Swedish 862 6 801 72 633 5 80 301 . 92.8
Finnish 4 444 600 110 1 5 155 . 6.0
French 962 2 330 102 3 230 6 624 . 7.7
German 918 4 169 130 5 618 10 835 . 12.5
Russian 303 1 038 . 1 096 2 437 . 2.8
Spanish 92 649 . 2 332 3 073 . 3.6
Italian 0 0 . 79 79 . 0.1
Sami 1 30 . 1 32 . 0.0
Latin 0 0 . 238 238 . 0.3
Other 90 6 4 24 124 . 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 2. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2017, girls . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 5.7.2022].
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