Appendix table 1. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2019, 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 148 877 8 712 24 . 157 613 83.0 .
Swedish 1 805 5 473 27 532 . 34 810 18.3 .
Finnish 10 073 540 0 . 10 613 5.6 .
French 1 694 1 519 8 . 3 221 1.7 .
German 1 694 5 207 7 . 6 908 3.6 .
Russian 486 455 . . 941 0.5 .
Spanish 440 3 005 . . 3 445 1.8 .
Italian 0 0 . . 0 0.0 .
Sami 1 101 . . 102 0.1 .
Other 173 80 0 . 253 0.1 .
Grades 7-9 English 86 631 6 430 49 37 93 147 . 99.4
Swedish 946 4 725 80 725 2 86 398 . 92.2
Finnish 4 759 634 111 1 5 505 . 5.9
French 615 1 171 48 919 2 753 . 2.9
German 855 3 430 119 2 932 7 336 . 7.8
Russian 248 350 . 598 1 196 . 1.3
Spanish 109 882 . 1 284 2 275 . 2.4
Italian 0 0 . 32 32 . 0.0
Sami 1 20 . 0 21 . 0.0
Latin 0 0 . 126 126 . 0.1
Other 83 24 5 24 136 . 0.1

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

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Updated 20.5.2020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Subject choices of students [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1056. Subject choices of comprehensive school pupils 2019, Appendix table 1. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2019, boys . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 5.8.2021].
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