Top Ten Most Important School Subjects

The Top Ten Most Important School Subjects

1 Math

Everything in the world involves math or numbers in one way or another and there is no way that it can be avoided. Whether it is the programming of a video game or the price of things at the supermarket, numbers and math are everywhere!

Math is extremely important in our society. Number sense and arithmetic are so incredibly important that you would not get far without it. Pretty much all Science relies on Math and logical thinking, and they go hand in hand. Back in the Greek times, it was only taught to the upper class. These days, Math can be a grippingly complex subject at the higher end of study, but it still is extremely important for almost all aspects of life.

Math give chance to create a world with numbers. You can find this numbers in everything. Everything has a system, equal with numbers. Because math is very important.

Even though I am not a huge fan of math, I think it is very important to learn as it is part of everyday life. In my field, I use calculus and algebra, but not much else. Maybe children should not be forced to learn ALL math, but they should at least learn the basics up to algebra and geometry (then more if they will need it for their degree).

2 English

By far the most important subject IN THE WORLD. Don't think

English is only for people who want to be journalists and authors, it's an important life skill to take on board from school, then on to Uni and then speaking in job interviews using correct English. Even in written questions in Science and other subjects give you marks for using good English now.

English is my least favourite subject but what I think is the most important subject. It's the world's international language and is everywhere it is absolutely needed for everything in order to be successful. You need it for job interviews to look good for the job, to learn other subjects well and even doing ordinary things like going to the shop. I find it extremely difficult at school to learn at a sophisticated high standard, and I much prefer maths, or a more logical subject, but you really can't live without English.

Although English is probably my least favorite subject, I still think it's the most ...more

No it maybe the second. Math is the most important. We are ruled by math. Are we ruled by English huh?

Almost every University will say that English is a requirement for you to enrol a course of your choice. Yes, we were all going through the agonizing pain of reading books and writing essays but that's how reality works. In this modern day and age, our writing and spelling abilities decline because of our constant use of SMS text messages or we are typically lazy to write.
Not everyone speaks English but it is important to learn it in School because it gives us a better understanding of how we should say things properly and write things properly too. If you want to be a journalist, you need to at least do English as well as having experience by presenting Oral presentations and making statements on Essays. If you want to be a Diplomat, English is again a requirement. Even courses in relation to Engineering, Computing and Art will require English.

Maybe not just English, but being literate in a common language of the world. Reading and writing are important skills, if you lack in this area it will likely be a detriment to your job search and schooling.

How can English be the most important subject? We should have stopped learning English after high school. We understand how to read and write. We understand the rules of grammar. In my opinion, this is the most overrated subject of all. This is the class where depending on your teacher, you're going to have to read about subjects THEY want you to read. Is your teacher gay? Enjoy reading and writing about gay rights. Is your teacher black? Enjoy reading and writing about the plight of African Americans. I have no reason to read or write reflective essays. I hate English courses. It stopped being about English a long time ago.

3 Science

Science is maybe not necessary in the way that it is currently taught, but there are certain things everyone should know about our species, planet, and universe. It's definitely not necessary to learn about the way electrons flow around the nucleus, when a ball of a certain weight will hit the ground, or all the parts of a cell, but people should know about gravity, photosynthesis, how our bodies work, how other animals are different, etc.

Science, especially biology is by far the most important subject

Science teaches us lots of things from the human body to chemicals. Some of these may not be important but most are and it is a great learning experience.

Science includes a vast amount of subjects including biology, astronomy, computer science, geology, physics, and more. Science can teach us to use factual information in research papers which increases our language skills, science also uses applied mathematics to solve for world problems, and uses knowledge of social studies to make the present and future better. Science and math is everywhere and practically everything.

4 History

If we don't understand what we did in the past, we are bound to repeat the same mistakes again and again.

History is not super important, but it can lead you to make a better decision than that of those before you. No one needs to know every date and details of every battle, but it is nice to know the WHY of history. Until I had a great teacher, I only knew the what. WHY did the french revolution start, WHY were people upset at Britain during the revolutionary war, etc.

I agree 100%. History allows us to learn from the large scale mistakes that many have made throughout in the past. By not learning history, we can develop views that are wrong and views that are not in any way based on facts or truth, but rather the hate for a large group of people, whether it is religion, race or gender. By learning about the past our views become valid, because we have based them on facts.

History is what made math, science, english, and so forth. Basically, history is the base of everything. Just think bout' that.

5 Physics

Chemistry is boiling, biology is living but physics is what we can't see- that is what makes so important

Normally, I would automatically say Physics because it's my subject, but I seriously believe that it's the most important, as it's the underpinning of everything. See the list "top ten reasons why physics is the best field of science", on of my favourite lists for an explanation.

Physics has a lot of tricks up its sleeve. A memorable presentation each time and much to put thought about. Physics on the table is an honor no matter how difficult it might seem chances are there is something there by the end of each lecture or lessons. Much respect to teachers and professors which can represent the field properly. It is very cool afterward even more!

Physics help us understand the natural world happens.

6 Geography

it's important to know about the world around you and, more importantly, understand it.

The very lines that shape our continents and countries, shaped our history and continue to do so. Also, don't be the person to think Europe is a country.

Not really important unless you want to learn about stuff that happened in history like WWII. It won't change your life.

Many of the decisions leading to the biggest mistakes of History were made around tables from which a Geographer was missing. It's time to credit the subject that literally spans the globe, studying every aspect be that physical or human (nature or society). It's far from just 'colouring in' and anyone who thinks that is just deluded.

7 Chemistry

The study and possible explanation of all the properties of all the materials and substances in the world and how they in they interact with each other. what's not important about that?

If you don't know about danger chemical, you might have accident.

Chemistry is also very interesting.

Yeah! It can maybe teach you how to differentiate a poison from a drink, plus, IT'S JUST INTERESTING!

8 Biology

Good to know the basics (DNA, epigenetics, plants v. animals, how things function, evolution, etc.) though it can be fun to dive further, no one actually needs to know more than the basics.

Everyone need to study about animals and human's body to know how to cure the sick.

Your average person uses technology and IT far more than any sciences or any humanities

This is the most important science to me

9 Computer Science

computer science, or programming is quite underrated, soon, the whole world will most likely be dominated by machines and the internet, simple jobs will be taken over by robots so computer science is more important then you think

The world is in a technological revolution. Understanding the science behind computers and being able to code them will be an important life skill.

Computers dominate our daily lives now, from mobiles all the way to supercomputers, Computer Science/Software Engineering is an extremely important, yet clearly under-rated subject that teaches you how to think logically and is commonly used in conjunction with other important subjects such as maths, science and English.

Cannot fathom how is PE above this. Being able to play dodgeball cannot build a technological utopia. Face it, jocks.

10 Physical Education

As PDHPE is my favourite subject (those who live in Australia know what it stands for), I think it is important as it is good to get outside and live life to its fullest like they always say. Sport makes you talented because it makes you feel more positive and you can actually prove that you're a real someone to the bullies (not offending anyone). I started playing sport since I was three. It was my passion and I wanted it to be my career. I wanted to play Rugby Union or be an athlete that can sprint long and short and jump long and high. I'm about to become a teenager and I still consider Sport/PDHPE as my favourite subject. I really love school and got A+, A and A- in every subject. So I do well in school!

But you could still express yourself with music, drama or art (for those who don't like sport).

In Australia, English is the only compulsory subject throughout out your whole high school life. But if you go to a private school (like me) then Religion and English are ...more

Physical Education is more important than any other subject. It doesn't matter if you're a math whiz or great at history, being inactive, could impair your ability to live life to its fullest. And it isn't just being overweight that's a risk. If you are not taught how to move your body, the inactivity can cause blood clots, diabetes, heart disease, and a host of other problems.

Physical Education boosts confidence and can prevent teasing and bullying. Exercise can also prevent depression. When you move your body around, it releases endorphins. They dull your perception of pain, and they also cause a reaction in the body that makes you feel more positive.

Exercise is also a great way to let go of anger, or sadness, and some types of exercise can even help express feelings. Dance, in particular, helps express things without actually telling them to anyone. A lot of Physical Education is sports. The effort involved in sports can teach teamwork, strategy, and split-second ...more

PE cannot cure depression and improve social conditions for the outcasts, as people will just discriminate the nerds more for physical inability, worsening the condition.

It is actually the most useless subject. Who needs to learn about exercise?

But this isn't the only one you need. Besides, you don't need the subject to learn much. Say the way you got exercise was running. You don't need the subject for that! You can go out with your parents! Even if you're not homeschooled! For math and language arts, it's incredibly helpful and usually needed to have a teacher( they need to correct our mistakes and show us the real way, right? ) That teacher can be your parent

The Contenders

11 Algebra

Algebra is a category in math. Why is math and algebra separate.

Because your totally gonna get stopped on the street and held at gunpoint by muggers demanding you know how to expand brackets or some thing

Is it because it is boring to some that it is at ninth? Algebra is no different from advanced math.

Math is cool, but algebra as confusing as it is, almost ruins it.

12 Health

Come on! You need to learn about this so you wouldn't die at age 29.

Definitely needed

How is this lower than algebra?

You need to maintain good hygiene!

13 Economics

It may just be because I'm an economist, but I think it is beneficial to know how your actions shape the world around you. At the very least everyone should learn about supply and demand, deadweight loss, and the effect policies put in place by both local authorities and the federal government can have on the economy.

Teaches you how the world works and give you opportunities to fix the major problems in the world.

Economics is essential especially in the modern world where resources are becoming increasingly scarce. Better understanding of this subject ensures that students are more conscious of their everyday economic decisions and their greater implications.

Economics is such an undervalued field that incorporates all disciplines such as math and sciences. Plus it allows individuals to think critically. That's why most lawyers, politicians, and wall street executives have extensive knowledge in this field. You don't know how the world truly works until you study the economy.

14 Writing

Writing is something that we as humans need in everyday life. Writing helps us think outside the box, and helps us expand our ideas. The more we write, the more we learn and think.

Writing is a way to express yourself and is a way to connect with others. It is a beauty how good writing can move you so much and great writing... Don't even get me started. If we can inspire other writers how much better could the world get?

Writing is a great joy in life and everyone should see how important it is

We have keyboards

15 Art

(This was when I was in year 7 / 6th grade)
I used to be a distracted, always-bored person (at school) - I honestly didn't care about my grades (they were below average).
But when I was on a school tip to an art museum, I was literally fascinated at the ; everyone thought that there was something wrong with me. Then I had this big motivation to start drawing, so, I did. Then everything changed. I was a lot more focused, I had more comradeship with others, I smiled more (and laughed) ; I pretty much, transformed to the type of person I wanted to be.
Soon or later, my grades went up, I was one of the smartest in my year (I am in year 8/ 7th grade).
Art being my hobby now, it has increased my interest for learning and made me more empathetic towards others - thinking before speaking.
I think art should actually be in the top 5.

So many people limit themselves by not developing their own artistic ability, being creative is so important for future careers

Humans have a natural desire to CREATE. It's the very core of what we are and everything that makes us human. Everything around you is art, whether or not you think it is. It is the product of a person who thought differently, someone who thought creatively, and was able to put it into a physical product. That is the true extent of our human mind, and if one can't think creatively, or mold your feelings into something tangible. You are a person stripped of your humanity.

It's only boring if you're forced to create something that you don't feel expresses anything. Most schools will enforce you to create things they want, not what you can get creative with.

16 Psychology

You need to learn how people think, so you can have a good social status!

As social beings, we need to understand the interactions and long term effects within our world. We are all capable of genius work but our brains shut down without the proper training. Our generation lacks motivation. People think our answers are beyond physical potential. The issues are within ourselves. We are using up all our resources. Scientists already decided we can't change. Steven Hawking said our survival skills that once helped us are what are killing us now. I think we can evolve psychologically to get satisfaction from commitment. From restrictions which will allow humanity to endure. Edison said eventually we will all have to adapt a vegan diet. Anyways, we ignore all these issues. We want to fix the world but we can't fix our own person. Psychology and sociology are vital.

Psychology can help you with everything in life.
including better social skills. It helps you understand things other people are doing. Overall psychology can be applied to a multitude of subjects.

Psychology is so important, in the way of how humans communicate with one other, and learning how people would feel under certain situations. Psychology is also important because of it's applications to Anatomy and other scientific areas of study that are useful to understand in order to get a better outlook on the why and how humans act and think the way that they do.

17 Reading

It improves your vocabulary and gets you lost in a whole different world of imagination!

Are you kidding me? This is the worst subject at school and it is too complex to get an A on this. It is important but the reading questions are way too hard and boring. I get bad grades on reading and even others in my class think it's too hard. I can get A's on other subjects which I do but reading, NEVER!

I think that reading is the most important subject! You can barely understand a thing if you don't know how to read!

Reading is the best subject ever! I love to read. Where would anyone ever get if they couldn't read. Words are everywhere, just think about it, Oh and by the way I always get Straight As in Reading P. Never once have I even got a B!

18 Music

Counter to what someone else stated, music IS important in the future. Firstly, without music, many subjects like Film studies and Dance would lose its meaning and other subjects such as Drama is also quite reliant on it.

In addition, Music is connected to a vast majority of other subjects in many ways. For example Psychology and therapy. It is possible to become a music therapist with knowledge in both. And furthermore subjects like Geography and Psychics; looking at waves and how they work connects with how they work in Music and knowing it for one subject can easily aid understanding in another.

Furthermore, music is HIGHLY influential in current society today. lots of people listen to music, whether that be while revising, walking, playing games or even just listening to it. And it has taken a drastic change over the years too.

Some even argue that Music is an escape from the world or is useful to solve societal issues in the world. So yes, music is quite ...more

I love music and I think it's something everyone should have. Personal opinion :))

Music is an option in my school. I think everyone should have to do it. Music is the language of the world

I personally love music and wish to be a musician, but I disagree with it being mandatory because not everyone wants to do music.

Entertainments are good aren't it?

19 Language

You should learn how to communicate with people in other place!

I think languages should be higher. It is important to learn another language. whether it is so you can travel, or so you can learn another culture, it is really important

You need to learn to speak in different languages for people who don’t understand your main language!

It's an important life tool and, honestly, if you learn to be fluent in a language, chances are you won't forget it after you graduate if you keep in practice. Learning a language opens the door to millions of other people and experiences, and can help you to understand the world around you. You can use the Internet to find out about nearly anything on the whim these days, but language is the one thing that you can't just Google. You need to fully understand it in order to make proper use of it, making it a VERY important school subject.

20 Home Economics

How are you going to take care of your life if you can't take care of a baby?!?

Should be taught so we know things for our future life.

21 Social Studies

People learn more about their world and how they can contribute to it - a great subject.

Because it's a study of people. And we are a world of people with different options and ideas.

I thought social studies is practically history. Yet there is a 7 placing difference. Something is wrong with this world. I will fix it and you will read it in that history book.

Boring as hell

22 Mechanics

Wow! As in fixing cars? It looks like those students are able to fix cars very quickly (sarcasm).

Doesn't anyone else wonder about how that super cool car works? At least be interested in that complex system of the locomotive. Take it a step further and you'd be hooked in no time.

It is just the best

YES YES YES! Mechanics and inventing are so important!

23 General Business

We need to have Technical Colleges again for the kids that have the need to express their capability. When I was 11 years old I went to one of these colleges. The best thing that ever happened to me.

Definitely very important

24 Gym

You need to go to the gym cause of you don't you might go be able to protect yourself if someone attacks you

You should be fit but my gym teacher basically just makes us run laps around the gym, yay

Useless waste of educational time needs to be much lower

What if you want to be an athlete

25 Astronomy

Astronomy is the best, most interesting subject I've ever studied. I've been so fascinated with it since I was a really little kid. Someday, I'm going to put my astronomy and math smarts to the test and work for NASA. If you love astronomy like me, you're awesome! If you think astronomy is stupid, get off my lawn!

Couldn't take it in high school because I needed to take an AP class to get into it. Although it was a subject I was extremely interested in and knew how to work with, I just never had the ability because of an AP class blocking my abilities.

I truly love astronomy! I was always interested in it.

Astronomy is an extremely important subject because it gets us all interested in science education. Astronomy also helps us avoid a eventual destruction on Earth by transitioning to the stars. Astronomy also helps develop spin-off technologies which aid in the development of modern technology. One example of this is the GPS or the MRI scanning system.

26 Foreign Languages

English is the most universally spoken language in the world. Scientists are even starting to debunk that even aliens might speak English or something similar to it.

It's incredibly more important than many people might think all other countries you will see kids wandering around speaking by the age of 7or 8 about 2 or 3 different languages

Did you know French and English are the most spoken languages on Earth? Both are spoken on all continents!

I speak fluent English, French, Arabic, Hebrew, and some Spanish, people admire for it

27 Philosophy

Philosophy is all about reading critically, forming and asking important questions, being open to change your conclusions and preconceived notions based on fact and logic. It is about speaking and thinking carefully in order to understand, change, and live in the world around us. Those are skills that most of us are missing in this day and age.

Should be much higher, philosophy is the foundation of math and science without philosophy most of what we are taught in school wouldn't exist

I'm honestly surprised that absolutely no one decided add in the subject that teaches you how to think. The closest thing I found in this entire list was logic, which is a major part of philosophy, but there is so much more. It teaches you to question morality, religion, science and art, as well as makes us question who we are and what it means to be human. Becoming interested in philosophy in high-school is what led me down the academic rabbit hole and now I care about learning diversely about everything in this fascinating world of ours.

Philosophy is highly important in today's society. It's a pity that a major in philosophy can't get you further than a job at Mickey D's, though.

To be fair this is true for a lot of majors, beyond the medical degree, the actually degree isn't as important as building the connections in the field

28 Religious Education

Religion only if you learn kind, tolerance, forgiveness, love (not sex love for pleasure only) and compassion. Then no question religion in the key or most important study for every body. Specially if you can not help other, you must not hurt other. That's the most important in our life even not hurting any types of animal. Because all beings are looking for happiness not suffering. We the human are very selfish like killing and eating any kinds of meat. That is really unsevilize. Please think deep on this eating meat, eating other life and also bad for your health. Lose lose lose. Thank you for your kind considered on stop eating any types of meat.

I personally as a citizens of the UK think that Religious education should be the top 5 most important subjects. This is because it teaches you about different coulters and religions in the world, as you may already know people are getting discriminated by the colour of there skin or even the religion they believe in

I think it's really important to have a basic understanding of world religions and it's super important as a way to understand yourself and others and I think it promotes understanding between people. I think this is a really underrated field but everyone should take at least 1 religion course at some point in their lives.

Most important for Christians at least. I am a Christian and I wish that I could go to a private school so I could have a religion class. This is the most important class of all. I mean I respect all school subjects but there is nothing more important than learning about God, how he created our world. And Jesus, our Savior.

29 Life Skills

Without this, you would die without internet tutorials, which is quite sad.

Without this, you wouldn’t know how to take care of yourself in any way!

We need life skills or economics to know how to do stuff

I just commented why is it not showing

30 Drivers Education

As a avid rider (of motorcycles) I believe that this is the most important class. There are a lot of idiots out there and we need to teach them some good rules of the road.

Really important

31 French

We are lucky to have language classes, in the era of Baby Boomers when they went to school only the brain boxes did languages. With their A or A+

Why is it not : top 10

It's certainly very very important.. At least for me it is.

Language classes are useless

32 Logic

Logic is an important subject. This is because it is important to learn how to reason logically and well; it is a very useful skill to have in life! You wont get "stepped on" if you know how to properly articulate yourself.

Where in the world is Logic considered a school subject? Anyway, it should though, because we always need it.

Do everything logically. For sure you will rise in the future.

Share your opinion...

33 Design And Technology

Should be in top 10 peple!


Top 5 for me

34 ICT

ICT is the most important subject as in today's world technology is on the peak and in everything technology is used and that is operated by computers... So that's why every person should know how to operate computers so it would be easy for them to operate any new technology gadget.

This should be at the top or slightly below maths. Sciences and humanities are pretty much useless in real life unless you have a job concerning them which pretty much no one does

Get rid of "computers" and put it under ICT so you don't split the vote of an important subject

Extremely important especially for the future and it's also very interesting

35 Sexual Education

I was in sexual education. It was just boys in there. I remember my cousin asked the teacher in sexual education " Will we be learning about our balls." All the boys in the class busted out laughing. The teacher got mad at him too.

It's not important for every day life, but knowing what's taught in this class and remembering it can be life-saving. This class teaches you all you need to know about sex, it's risks, and how to avoid them.

Sex jokes... Why crack a few during class :3 because what teenager doesn't already know about sex though... ? -_-

Well I guess learning this is good for safety. I have a boyfriend and take this, important but not CRUCIAL IN EVERY DAY LIFE

36 Ethics

Need to have values to become a human

Being a good person is very helpful!

Um... Yeah! Duh! This should be higher people!

37 Drama

Seriously what's not to love about drama? You build confidence, you lear to co-operate and collaborate in a team. You get to use you imagination all whilst being someone you would rather be. Plus it teaches you that it actually is alright to be yourself, even if that means singing the entire score to Les Miserables in public by yourself. (Not that I would EVER do that...*backs slowly and slightly awkwardly away into the darkness*)

Drama boosts confidence and has made me have blowjobs 10 times a say now

I agree with the comment below me, also, I love Drama!

Drama is everything

38 Food Tech

We need to know how to cook and understand what food we're putting in to our stomach's to enable a healthier life. Cooking yourself saves money and time.

Everyone should know how to cook. You use it everyday so it is important

You’ll be able to cook at home

39 Handwriting

I think it's important to me

I think it is pretty important.

Pretty important

We do it everyday.

40 Cooking Class

What if you want to become a parent one day? Are you going to eat out all the time? Personally, I love home cooked meals--they're my favorite.

This should be number 1. It's very important because you shouldn't rely on others to cook for you or fast food all the time.

We will cook pizzas meatballs sub sandwiches and burgers.

It only teaches how to make unhealthy snacks like cakes or biscuits

No! You bake cakes and biscuits/cookies. Cooking is like pizza, fries, burgers, etc.

41 Computers

What! Computers should be in the top 5! Lets face it... No one knows computer programming or how to operate a computer for real! Having this knowledge will push you ahead of people and get you a great career!

Computers are sooo useful

People actally do

42 Media Studies

Of course this should be higher


43 Human Relations

This should be in the top 20 I think... Learning this subject would help people be more respectful towards others.

This should be top 10 or 20

Becasue now all we do is look at our phone


44 Accounting

So you can manage your income and expenses so you can be financially secure.

You learn to make the moneyz

45 Greek

The Greek language is a foundational language upon which almost all of the modern languages are based, therefore making Greek the most essential language to learn. Not only the language, but also the culture of Greeks, ancient and modern, extremely resemble the American, English, Canadian, and Greenlandish cultures, making the Greek culture another essential subject for study. These reasons and more make Greek language, culture, cuisine, wildlife, and culture the most important school subjects by far.

46 Arabic

Arabic is a growing language, and it could be useful to learn especially if you look forward to purse a career in politics or business.

I know Arabic

I don't understand it. TT~TT

47 Mandarin Chinese

I was never interested in Chinese until I had the chance to travel to China and experience it for myself. I
would recommend to study as Chinese will probably the language of the future

This is a fun and important subject

Chinese sucks

Chinnese Language Is Complicated As Hell

48 Values Education

It's seems like to know about values is incredibly important! This should be much higher...

Same as ethics... Should be much higher.

49 Urdu

Top 4th in the world

Epic language nice to learn

Yes I love this language now top 20


50 Entrepreneurship

why not?


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