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Share of pupils studying English in comprehensive level education high also in 2022

release | Subject choices of students 2022

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According to Statistics Finland, the share of those studying English in comprehensive level education remained unchanged in 2022 compared to the previous year. A total of 94 per cent of pupils in grades 1 to 6 studied English. In grades 7 to 9 almost all pupils, 99 per cent, studied English. Five per cent of pupils in grades 7 to 9 studied Spanish, nine per cent German and four per cent French.

Key selections

  • A total of 94 per cent of pupils in grades 1 to 6 studied English.
  • In grades 7 to 9 almost all pupils, 99 per cent, studied English.
  • The number of foreign languages studied was highest in grades 7 to 9.
  • Girls studied foreign languages more than boys.

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Comprehensive school pupils having studied optional language studies (B2 language) by language and sex, school year 2022/2023

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Classifications used:
  • Gender
  • Area
  • Language of the institution
  • Studied language
  • Extent of language studied
  • Grade
Period:
annual
Updated:
Classifications used:
  • Area
  • Gender
  • Language of the institution
  • Extent of language studied
  • Studied language
Period:
annual
Updated:
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Vesa Hämäläinen
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029 551 2594
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