Appendix table 2. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2019, 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 141 115 9 301 14 . 150 430 83.1 .
Swedish 1 970 6 454 24 989 . 33 413 18.4 .
Finnish 9 932 643 1 . 10 576 5.8 .
French 2 271 2 375 12 . 4 658 2.6 .
German 1 955 5 593 11 . 7 559 4.2 .
Russian 614 561 . . 1 175 0.6 .
Spanish 591 3 757 . . 4 348 2.4 .
Italian 0 0 . . 0 0.0 .
Sami 3 119 . . 122 0.1 .
Other 209 52 0 . 261 0.1 .
Grades 7-9 English 82 291 6 728 36 32 89 087 . 99.7
Swedish 1 077 6 154 75 654 1 82 886 . 92.7
Finnish 4 507 707 102 1 5 317 . 5.9
French 1 028 2 150 49 2 509 5 736 . 6.4
German 919 4 178 182 4 414 9 693 . 10.8
Russian 286 633 . 850 1 769 . 2.0
Spanish 121 1 255 . 3 042 4 418 . 4.9
Italian 0 0 . 43 43 . 0.0
Sami 1 31 . 1 33 . 0.0
Latin 0 7 . 247 254 . 0.3
Other 95 23 1 39 158 . 0.2

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 2. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2019, girls . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 5.8.2021].
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