Top Ten Hardest School SubjectsHarrythagreat As if school isn't hard enough, this list tells what is the hardest!!!
The Top Ten
For the majority of people, physics is very touch because it is applying numbers to concepts that can be very abstract. Electricity and Magnetism is just one example that can be taught during the first year. For me, physics is actually quite simple and it is very interesting when you fully understand it and its applications. If you fundamentally understand what is happening, sure equations are nice but you understand why the equation works, making it much easier to memorize instead of just guessing which equation to use. But for me Foreign Languages are the hardest to learn just because I could never take the time to learn another one. They say the best way to learn is to go to another country though.
I consider myself to be pretty good at math and science. I did great in calculus, biology, and chemistry, however physics was a different story. After taking it in high school I swore I would never put myself through it again, but after deciding to major in chemical engineering I took it once again in college. I thought I might understand it better the second time having already taken it a couple years prior. I didn't. Physics is just one of those subjects where you either get it or you don't. You have to be able to understand how to properly apply the equations you learn. There isn't really a set equation for any type of problem. Physics is a subject more about applying your knowledge rather than memorizing a bunch of information.
Not only the most challenging, but the most interesting as well. Physics is very difficult because not only do you have to be good at problem solving, you have to be accountable for knowing a wide variety of mathematical concepts, ESPECIALLY trigonometry and calculus, and it isn't easy to visualize such when you get to electricity and magnetism, and the further you go on in physics (like quantum mechanics/nuclear/particle physics) the less intuitive and more abstract it will get.
Because everything is physics180 Comments
everything my teacher says goes in through one ear, and out through the other...
It's second because learning another language is forced, and people who already speak the language really well can take it and get an A+. People like me (who have to take english AND another language) are pretty much required to learn another language from SCRATCH whilst the others get it easy. - mattstat716
I was in fourth grade when I learned Japanese, it was my favourite subject and I loved learning a new language. We had two Japanese teachers who would award us with prizes whenever I answer a question correctly. They were so nice and friendly and honestly better than my actual teacher who teaches Math and English. But when I moved to another Primary School, I learned Italian which was easy but boring because I didn't express any interest with the language due to the simplicity it presents. When I was in High School, I did Japanese until eight grade because I failed a test where I need to learn another dialect of Japanese.
It seems super easy, and then when a test comes or you're asked to speak, you're like: "Huh? " Me personally, I was always terrified to speak any of the three languages I was learning in front of my classmates.
I dropped out of Mandarin classes as a kid because it was BLOODY HARD!88 Comments
I am an honors student in college who was looking to major in Environmental Science with an Emphasis in Biology, but this course convinced me to change my major. Intro chem and the first semester of general chemistry weren't hard, and I got an A grade in both. However, I failed the second semester of general chemistry twice. The second semester of general chemistry is PURE HELL. I have never had a class that was so difficult and so stressful as this one. You know a class is hard when it's harder than your precalculus math class (which isn't that bad as long as you work hard and make sure your algebra and trigonometry is strong). Chemistry takes any concepts you learned in algebra and combines them with abstract concepts. While the first semester of general chemistry built up on concepts your learned in intro chem, the second semester is almost entirely new material with a constant stream of difficult and tedious work coming at you 50 miles a minute. The first semester of general ...more
It was the only subject I struggled with last year. It was so hard and confusing no matter how much I tried to understand the material! - Yoshiandaglover
In high school, I hated chemistry because I struggle in balancing equations and stoichiometry. They require so much thinking and it hurts. - Azurin13
There are so many rules and exceptions, and lot of memorization!104 Comments
Math isn't as bad as everyone makes it out to be. I'm terrible at math but I still think math isn't bad or complicated. - Stardum
Ask my teacher why I hate Maths...
Math is so complicated.
This at number 1.
Come on I was special needs in this subject.
Just saying but, all subjects are easy as long as you're interested in it. Even calculus can be easy, as long as you are interested in what you read, it's easy to understand the topic. In my elementary years, I was never really that... interested in being an honor student. I've used to think Science and Math is hard. I thought the honor students had this special technique on studying which makes them smart. So I forced myself to study topics that, I didn't really understand. I forced myself to gulp in all the words in the textbooks, but my grades got lower instead of higher. I just, gave up and studied the way I would study. In my highschool years, I got interested in Math. I didn't notice but, my grades were getting higher. Not long after, I was an honor student. Sometimes, you just have to be interested in what you read. Even average students can lap honor students. as long as you have a goal set by heart and mind, everything else will turn out as how you expected it to turn out.
I'll make the first 4 chapters of calculus super easy for you. Hope this'll help:
Most of Calculus is really obvious/basic, especially the first four chapters. Textbooks don't explain it well, but it is REALLY obvious. The so called fundamental theorem of calculus? That says that the derivative of the anti-derivative of a function is the original function. HOLD ON! DON'T GET SCARED! LOOK CLOSELY! The words may seem scary. But look. One says derivative. Another says Anti-derivative. What does anti mean? Anti means opposite. So basically, the fundamental theorem of calculus says that if I do something to a function, the do the opposite of what I just did, then I end up with the original function. NO DUH! It also says that the change in y over a certain interval of the anti-derivative is the area under the curve for the original function for that same interval. DON'T PANIC! I'll explain this later!
OK, so I'll explain what derivatives and anti-derivatives actually are. You ...more
Thanks for spending your time to make a subject easier for those who read this list. - kempokid
I am in 6th grade but I do 9th grade work and IT IS HORRID
I'm Asian and THANK MY LUCKY STARS that my parents didn't force me to take AP Calculus. I WILL NOT SURVIVE IT!45 Comments
It is so hard, because it's all about literature and I am not good at it. It is though enough to deal with it and to be right. Old British literature work way too super hard. I think it is better to have English classes in two options, one the part of grammar and modern real life economy English, or if someone wants to take literature then ok. But don't let the student to be forced to take literature classes, otherwise there is too much problem for them
English is REALLY hard. It's my second language. I'm in middle school, and I can't write persuasive essays well. English Literature is just alright -- I haven't read much Shakespeare yet but it's just ALRIGHT. But I hate analysis.
And all those questions asking me to explain "aha, why did the writer choose to use this word? " It just all sounds stupid. Why did the writer choose this word?
Well, because he wants to. Sometimes there doesn't have to be a specific reason to choose a word, and I don't see the point of guessing what the writer wants to do. If you want to know... just ask him! There really is no point in guessing. If he's dead and you can't ask, well, why should you care about what he thinks while writing the thing anyways?
It is so hard I hate it it seems easy but the tests are so hard
English is hard for me because of the comprehension109 Comments
For me this is super hard.Only math is harder,but just a bit harder.
Biology is by far the most fundamentally useful subject of all the sciences. Being able to understand the logistics of life yields a more appreciative perspective on life. A through foundation of the complexity of life requires hard work though. Taking university courses in chemistry, physics and maths, I can say that biology required the most work to study. I enjoyed studying it the most as it was the most relevant to direct life. Learning about titrations and yields in chemistry, calculus and statistics in math and equations that explain motion in physics.. ALL are relevant but not to the point of biology. I can walk outside and understand every organism and see the beauty in what it holds. I invite any naysayers to look through a microscope at a wet elodea cell and tell me that cytoplasmic streaming isn't awe inspiring...tldr biology is the most work to understand but it's the most rewarding.
Biology is ludicrous. It's literally a ton of pointless information thrown together for you to memorize and try to figure out. Thank god they give you graphs- that is, if the graphs were decipherable by people who didn't already know what they were talking about. Biology also loves to make a habit of talking about certain vocabulary words before ever introducing them, from what I've seen.
I'm in this class now and have 99.12 percent. This class isn't hard - SirSheep62 Comments
I have yet to use Pythagoras but I doubt I'm going to be using it any time soon - tinytootsierolls
I agree. Trigonometry is so hard. At least with the other math subjects they are built on things you have learned in the past. With Trigonometry, there is about one day of review, and everything else is new. I had straight-As in college before taking this subject. It was a good thing I dropped the class, but now, I have a W (Withdrawal/Fail) on my college transcript.
So frustrating. If you don't understand something completely, your done for. The sad thing is: you either get it or you don't. In order to ace a test you must have near complete mastery over what you have been taught. Countless times I've taken an exam believing that I would do well, but in the end receiving a terrible score. You must be excellent at math to do well in this subject.
If there's a subject that you can barely pronounce, then you KNOW it's gonna be hard.23 Comments
The only thing I learned in history is the history of why this school sucks!
History learned in school is crap
I self taught 99% of history I know
History requires a person to memorize a ton of information and my memory is the absolute worst, so History is a no from me chief.
I mainly hated history because the teacher didn't make any sense. I practically taught myself in that subject really - tinytootsierolls62 Comments
Also knows as "Useless Crap II".
My father is so bad at this, lol! - SpinelliFan
I agree. This subject is so damn useless, I feel like removing it from Math, and being the first person on earth to save people from this demon known as Algebra! - archiesweirdmysteries
Even though I already took this I'm in calculus and looking back algebra 2 was the hardest15 Comments
Way to hard for our level. Needs to be dumbed down, and have numbers not shapes
My teacher gives out up to 6 hour of homework a day and I'm in eighth grade. He doesn't teach, he just collects our homework and tells us to check a website for our new homework. - SirSheep
I am a pretty good math student. Passing my math classes with all A's, but when this came around it was horrible! I couldn't understand any of it! My eyes would see shapes and figures, but my mind just couldn't grasp anything it asked me to do. I don't know why, but I found algebra easier than this...
Proofs made math go from my favorite to my least favorite subject in school.
Proofs aren't that bad. It isn't that much math, but it's a heck of a lot of writing. But when you get to the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines... that's when it is the "hard" part of geometry (Algebra is loads harder). - Turkeyasylum28 Comments
I didn't took engineering but I think its hard
All subject in engineering particularly in physical science is hard
I'm sorry but computing science is the hardest subject ever created and physics is second but computing involves logic with numbers and you have to learn different methodologies to express you ideas - this explanation is even complicated so just remember computing is the hardest subject ever
Is this computer engineering
I think computer science is fun and cool
Its very wank do not do it2 Comments
And yet I got a b in accounting 2 the same semester I flunked accounting 1. But yea I flunked 1 a few times.
Soft course, easy to bring average up"
It is very hard but very important
It's like learning a new language, but with microsoft excel.10 Comments
I saw a meme that said "Science is Hard, Try Religion" Oh God Adam and Eve it.
Science can be really hard too
Exactly, there talking about these long words to do with cells and I'm like what does that mean
When your teacher is talking about science. Every time she say something I always stare at her and think what on earth is this or what she is talking about. Plus science is so boring.15 Comments
It's quite easy and interesting learning about other people's views. - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001
In school I failed Philosophy with the lowest grade allowed in my school... 05E... My teacher told me she didn't give me a lower grade cause she wasnt allowed to...
This subject can be taught to a cow come on
I hate school1 Comment
The hardest thing in the whole world.
Hardest class I ever took. Honorable mentions: Microbiology, Architecture and Biochemistry
It's so hard to find sources to support your statements when writing an essay.
Interesting subject... - Ananya1 Comment
Its truely a Hell Of A Subject
This subject made Calculus look like it's for kiddies. - 50
Easiest class of my life, took it when I was in 6th grade and breezed threw it. Maintained a A+ average and everything was peachy, but watch out for the probability and statistics portion of algebra it caught me a little bit off guard. Go in with a open mind and enjoy the easiest year of math you'll ever take.
I had to take Algebra in 7th grade because of a 6th grade placement test, and let me just say that it is not the easiest thing in the world! Try going from the simplistic 6th grade math, where the only "algebra" you were doing were incredibly simple equations with just one or two variables, to much harder equations that included negative numbers, multiple variables on both sides of the equation, and much more complex formulas that you had to learn! It made no sense to me at first, until I finally understood the weird rules as to how everything all works. Now I passed the final exam with flying colors and am hoping Geometry in 8th grade will go a lot smoother for me.
Me too! And I'm taking Pre Cal right now (trigonometry) my sophomore year and trust me, geometry was so much easier because it was based review from algebra 1 and a little more but if you're good with that, algebra 2 will be a little more challenging
Letters are for English.. Numbers are for science.. Dear algebra, I have my own problems, I really don't need to solve yours.. Love, (not really) me
It starts out pretty easy with the simplest being " What is a+a+a+a? " It equals 4a. But then it becomes harder and harder until you lose your mind. - HowToTrainYourDragonFan100154 Comments
With consistently little to basis in reality, almost totally abstract, metaphysics is extremely difficult in that you can not just memorize or go by a formula, you really have to think, other subjects are similar to your brain going for a jog as metaphysics is powerlifting, you are really forced to THINK when given such broad concepts as being, knowing, reality, etc.
I'm Asian and I failed a few tests in this class in college and my mom nearly disowned me :(
Why isn't this higher? I struggled in this class!
Difficult subject to study, full of theorems, analysis, lot of things in this paper
Its not hard its useless4 Comments
It pretty hard and frustrating when the computer doesn't do what you want it to do. - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001
Computers do not operate like humans and are extremely dumb. As a result, you need to give them copious amounts of information so programs will execute. This setback, combined with heavy amounts of logic and remembering how different methods work make programming very challenging. Got a D- in Java initially (despite attending class), but got a B+ the second time.
My school made the basic syntax lesson takes forever, so maybe that's why it's hated. Anyway this is much easier then a lot of people think. - 50
PE is just dumb. I mean, yeah we need exercise, but still, PE is the most un-needed subjects ever! The teachers are nice but that's where the "nice" ends. If we are doing a competitive thing and you mess up ONE BIT, all the other kids get very mad. And then there is the fitness testing. The stupid fitness testing. 1st, other KIDS grade it, not teachers, so it isn't 100% accurate, let alone 20%. 2nd, if you mess up, you don't get a second chance! UGH! When PE is over, I am the first one out the doors.
I get bullied all the time.
PE stands for Physical Education. It should stand for Persecution and Excrutiation!
I don't need it, for crying out loud! It gives you a heart attack, even if you are athletic, they give you no rest, and has no intellectual advantage whatsoever!
Why do I have to learn it?! Why must I suffer in every torturous and useless lesson?!
I have plenty of exercise already, everyone does, but this is just suicide, putting your body under stress that will eventually put your leg in a plaster and your arm where your other leg used to be!
I don't like PE. I know that excersise is good for you, but sometimes you get judged by your athletic ability. You are allowed to choose your friends in my PE class recently with is the only good thing at the moment. - HowToTrainYourDragonFan100123 Comments
The basics of economics is in fact not too hard as it is composed of theory and a very basic knowledge of calculus. But once you add microfoundations to various theoretical models it become much harder as a very sound knowledge of math and econometrics (basically statistics) is required to understand and utilize the models
Economics is okay but a lot to mug up! - archiesweirdmysteries
Economics is dry but has a scope
One of my favourites
Currently taking honors Anatomy for my junior year hs. Its hard when you're lazy and not have enough time to study for it. It has a lot of things and details that you have to know. My teacher give us blank paper for answer sheet and we have to write down the answers without any hints of what the answer is except for the question, we had to do it for the labeling of bones which was A LOTTT. And another thing I hate about anatomy is the physiology part because I just hate when everything goes into details, especially most of those stuff were new to us.
very hard to memorize those bones, muscles and theres plenty of them. when you draw it it is equivalent to algebra
Anatomy is a monstrously huge subject, however it is one of the most interesting and useful. Lots of memorization, but there is a pattern to everything. Learn Latin prefixes/suffixes and you should be fine for a lot of it.
So much goes into something as simple as blinking, in Anatomy and Physiology, you learn about what it takes to blink, but it is infinitely more complex than you could possibly imagine... Best of luck to those thinking about taking it!5 Comments
The army is crazy hard
I took ap us history in my sophomore year and it was by far the hardest class I've ever taken.
I liked social studies, until APUSH came. Then my opinion changed A LOT! - Curtis_Huber
I can tell it's hard. I made a Minecraft version of a social studies exam and showed it to a few friends and they all explode their heads - MChkflaguard_Yt
We learn about global warming in eight grade and I still remember it. Many scientist believe that gases in the air are causing the Earth's atmosphere to gradually hotter. This is call global warming. If you read it remember the basics of global warming.
Oh one of my favorite. Subjest...16 Comments
No I'm sorry but dance is a sport thank you very much
Dance is the best dance is my life
It's not a sport not really a subject it would probably go with P.E. - funnyuser
Embarassment is obvious for some1 Comment
I want to be a doctor when I finish college
Best subject ever
Exactly,Earth science is really the important subject than others...
Earth science is a type of lifestyle of our living organisms that most evolve,it processes as a evolution.We call It Evolution because the living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth.Also we can study layers of earth,and also we have our ozone layer to protect the electomagnetic heat from the sun.Without earth,meteorites,comets,plasma,asteroid,gravity,stone,heat and home we cannot evolve or live or become happy to learn new things.Earth Science contains life,heat,electricity,matter,composition,habitat and protective structure to abiotic and biotic units of ecosystem.Ecosystem is a community of the groups of different living and non-living organisms,next to the ecosystem is the Biosphere,Biosphere is the whole group of community,atmosphere and ozone layer
Guessing this is high levels in school. Maths brainiacs.
How is this not number 1? It's the most, or one of the most advanced math classes you could take as an undergraduate.
Got 21.25/200 on that crap (10.66%)
It requires a lot of memorization and deep understanding.
** ( Tough Material ) **
Why is bio in top 5 but biochem is this far down morons makes no sense
I like learning about other people's religious beliefs. - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001
It's ok as long as you can memorise facts are good at debating and have empathy if not it can be hard
I'm an atheist, and I'm forced to talk about how God/Allah is perfect. Even though, I have nothing against people who believe in God, it's a struggle for me.
Come on CATHOLIC SCHOOL'S HARDEST SUBJECT14 Comments
To me it's super hard cause I don't know how to speak or read in Spanish.
Who ever put it here should remove it - tearest7
Keep* it, I think that's what you meant to put. Don't tell me "oh this is easy" because no, you probably already knew the language. - mattstat716
For me it's harder than French
Geography is one of the easiest subject to learn. - Hermione_Granger220
Much harder than a abacus
It not easy or not hard it just a bit simple thing that you must understand it
I mean, geography is so easy!
Psychology is an extremely fascinating and interesting subject to learn! It's not easy but it's not hard either (relatively easier than bio, chemistry and physics). If you take a genuine interest in and liking for this subject (but most people simply LOVVEE psychology), you're definitely gonna make a fantastic career from it - which includes a high salary!
After all, who ISN'T curious about why people think and behave the way they do?!
Psychology isn't as easy as you'd think. It's a lot of stuff about the brain and other theories about how we learn and think and process information. I went in expecting to learn a bunch of stuff about mental disorders and all that, but we barely even got to it. That's what interested me most and we never even covered it. Other than that it's kinda boring, like parts of the brain and especially the theories on how people learn. Some stuff interested me, but I really enjoy psychology so that could be why. Don't expect to walk in and sit down and learn about schizophrenia on the first day. You probably won't even get to it. However, taking a high school psych class will definitely help for when you have to take a college level psych class, and if you're a psych major like I am, even the classes after. - ultralyssa
It sounds interesting. I've never learned it before so I don't know if I think it's difficult or not. - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001
It's a nightmare, there's so much to memorise and there's no solid answer to any hypothesis, its all theories and studies that need to be evaluated and there's so many. Plus only specific key terms and dates apply to a study. My book has 300 pages and there's at least 2 studies per page. And a new theory every double page. I can't believe that its 64 because its absolutely horrible and its ruined the subject for me thanks to AQA a level which by the way, the exam broke twitter because the students were literally taking the piss out of that exam paper. Its an utter nightmare. I hate it. I failed this subject amongst every other person in my class because it's so hard, the grade boundaries are lower than my standards ffs3 Comments
There! That is the rule of changing a English word into a Latin word! - mathguy37
This must be the worst subject ever! Even worse than ancient greek
It actually isn't. You just need to pay attention and it gets really easy. I had a 96, and right now in 4th quarter I have a 100.
Latin is a little hard. I have a 100 in it, but all you need to do is pay attention. In first quarter I never listened and got mostly c's d's and f's. But then I listened and got a 93 to end the quarter. But I would much rather take Spanish than Latin.
1.go to vowel. 2.take cons. before vowel 1 and take it to the end. 3.add ay at the end.
If it starts with a vowel just add ay at the end. - mathguy37
Writing is so hard, along with reading. math and geography are way better
Writing is just a way to criticize someone's hard earned unique skill.
I'm writing laugh out loud
No matter what you write they say there is something wrong8 Comments
I never had failed Physics but always failed add math...
Why does this even exist? Laugh out loud! - Wolftail
It exists on a higher academic school level for those who wish to take a highly mathematical university course, and then once onto university, it becomes an essential part of it. I take it and I love it! Though one gotta hate the stats. - PositronWildhawk
It is crazy hard!
Health is the worst thing that happened to this world since Harry Potter. It stinks. I didn't pass any of the tests
It's really a subject I take it a my school plus it's required
Health is the subject, we learn that in 7th grade
Is health a school subject? No? Really? Answer me imedietly once you've found out.
I hated it as a kid
Okay, so when I went to a private school, we had to learn Mandarin. Writing, speaking and reading it. After six months of going to a local, normal school I have forgotten 99% of what I learnt. - Wolftail
For sure. I used to know how to write in Mandarin, but after 1 year with no lessons, I have forgotten almost everything. It's really hard to remember. So many little lines! - JustAnAccount
World's toughest language!1 Comment
Learning the Hindi alphabet is not very easy, it gets confusing when you're learning how to put together the matras and vowels. I haven't even attempted fully to learn to write Hindi, but speaking and understanding is pretty simple.
It is very difficult
My handwriting in this, is not Good!
But I think I have improved it
Gonna leave this near year - Ananya
It definitely requires the most work! Be prepared to spend 20+ hours on 1 drawing and have nothing good said about it during the critique.
For people like me who don't have any artistic talents this subject can be really hard.
It was the most effort requiring subject in my freshmen year!
Just don't underestimate the subject. No matter what level it is.6 Comments
I once knew how to speak Afrikaans when I was a kid, I grew up in South Africa so it was pretty easy but now I'm in Canada and I completely forgot how to speak it.
Afrikaans is gonna be so hard next year we have to write 500 word essays 500! That sounds like a lot of work! The department can go to hell!
LMFAO why is this up here I'm voting for it
The physics and chemistry you learn in this class don't even carry over to future science classes.
Whenever I do a lab, we always get out of class 5 minutes late.
I can play the piano, but the chords are a bit tricky. I don't like the guitar because it's difficult and the instrument once blistered my fingers. Also, it's difficult learning musical terns. - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001
For Asians, they are lucky for music and math because each type of people could affect their subjects. Science is mostly for white, language arts and reading is for black, and math and music is for Asians. I'm actually Asian and I am such a pro in piano and I'm the smartest kid in math and music in the entire class(got every single A except writing).
I love listening to music but I hate learning about it. It's so boring. I want to jump out a window and kill my self! It is so hard to hear your self playing guitar when 7 other people are playing the same song as you. Never take Music class unless you have a passion for it!
Yeah thank god I do! I don't just love listening to music, I love playing and writing it! - sryanbruen
In music all we do is play some flipping hard song on keyboards. That's it. Can we at least choose a song and perform it on a keyboard? Or how about choosing our own music genre to study? WHY THE FLIP DO I NEED TO LEARN ABOUT THE BLUES? COME ON, WHAT USE IS THAT? - Wolftail9 Comments
Related ListsHardest School Subjects to Earn a High School Credit In Hardest College Subjects Related to Business Top Ten Best School Subjects Most Boring Subjects in School Top Ten Most Important School Subjects
10 years, 282 days old
Top Remixes (27)
2. Foreign Language
3. Integrated Math
2. Foreign Language
View All 27