Most Boring Subjects in School

The Top Ten

Math

Something dies in me when I enter Math class.

Ya know, I have a lot of good and useful talents but apparently factoring trinomials and imaginary numbers are more useful.

We should only learn the basics of math not functions, factorials, polynomials... What for? I don't wanna be a engineer so I think I really don't need to study all those useless stuff!

This is math class for ya':
"I may have been useful in the 1800's and before calculators were invented, but who cares?! Instead of teaching you the basics and different ways to use a calculator, which you find everywhere, I will force you to take pointless tests and summarize word problems! Because your boss, will definitely ask you to start estimating train times instead of using a computer or doing it himself! Let's not forget, we're doing this instead of taxes! "

No matter how smart you or your classmates are you have to stay with the curriculum and no or less at my school. My math teacher just babbles on for about an hour about stuff I already know. It goes on like this for a week. I fell asleep and explained why and still got sent to detention.

Religious Studies

Borderline mandatory philosophy in the Catholic school system. This kind of material is boring for most and requires a genuine interest in the material, which is often lacking. Majority of people (myself included) have a hard time staying awake. Do to the inherent lack of interest, it's pretty common for people to study other courses when review time is given in class. Overall, us students are bored out of our minds (except for the rare exceptions) and the teachers struggle to teach when no one paid attention/fell asleep and no one wants to answer the teacher's questions. Nobody really wins. It's even worse when most people in the Catholic system were dragged into it by parents and grows up questioning their belief or ends up becoming atheist, thus even less motivated to learn the material

Based on my experiences, the biggest cause for lack of interest is because we're so focussed on good-paying, reputable, jobs such as engineering or medical. Not a lot of what is taught in ...more

Basically, the study of religion is mostly philosophical. There are several major religions globally, and each has their own beliefs. But here's the thing. Some of their beliefs make little sense, but if you analyze them further, you can infer a purposeful meaning from them and apply it to your life. They're like life lessons that you can learn from. It lets you see our world in a unique perspective.

To justify my point, I'll discuss about the Catholic Church's belief of the Earth's creation. In this rendition, God created everything from light/dark, sun/sky, and animals. Of course this isn't likely how the Earth was formed but you can see it in other ways as well. Different interpretations can lead to a better understanding of this event, even though it's not completely accurate in terms of science.

Finally, I believe that people should have faith in their God because to worship them requires devotion and understanding of said religion. As another example, I believe in ...more

It Is so boring... I go to a catholic school because my family is catholic, but I'm an athiest! I don't care about any of this biblical crap and I'm never going to use it. I'm not trying to offend people, I respect your religion but that doesn't mean that I want to memorize the entire bible

I'm an atheist, and I see how you feel. I also hate this stuff and if I ever get married, I will try to NOT get a wife who is religious and forces me to go to a church for 2 hours.

In my opinion, this is pretty much nothing short of forceful indoctrination done in a very subtle way

English

English IS THE WORST.

You can say English is my best subject: Often times, I get 100% on my tests without trying. On more difficult ones I'll always get an A or a high B. My overall grade in English classes is always 96% or above. I love to write poetry and short stories in my free time. I love reading, been doing so as a hobby since 2nd grade. English is a very natural subject to me, almost as though my brain is a sponge and absorbs all information taught. I don't struggle in any aspect of the subject. So, why is it my least favorite subject?

For starters, grammar is so, utterly boring. The more advanced it gets throughout the high school years, the more useless of a topic it is to learn. (Why the hell do I need to know about auxiliary verbs and antecedents?) Also, over analyzing every single sentence in a story or poem. I just don't think this is necessary to do so much? It definitely can improve critical thinking skills, but it so tedious to do every single week. And ...more

I honestly dislike English. Learning about Shakespeare and analyzing poetry by far has to be one of the most boring subjects out there. I mean in reality are we really going to need to understand how to interpret meanings, emotions, tones, theme's of short stories in order to become successful? I want to learn how to make money and be able to live a great and wealthy lifestyle, however citing and quoting poems is certainly not going to make me achieve that type of lifestyle.

Same goes for Chinese... "What is the meaning of this sentence on paper and deep below? " "This word is used greatly, explain it in detail." "What are the benefits of using this figure of speech? " SAVE ME!

Every time I enter this class, I see my life flash before my eyes, and think about the fact that I could be doing what
I have in my life rather than do this. WE ALREADY SPEAK THE LANGUAGE!

Every single class I literally have to write a useless essay about stupid stuff that doesn't even relate to the class. We have a book that is TOO educational because they wanted to "raise the standards and make us better". If you have to learn about how flowers grow in the desert, HOW DOES IT EVEN RELATE!?

Also, you don't have to stay in this waste of educational time class for 12 years just to learn how to write an essay and crap. I don't need to write a paper just to pull my car into the garage, thank you. And I don't have to analyze poetry or anything like that just to do everyday things. The thing that kills me the most is Shakespeare, especially Romeo and Juliet.

Now, we have to do EVERYTHING on computers, which makes it even more boring, because I hate technology (don't ...more

1. ) it doesn't take 12 years of English to learn to read a book. Completely useless subject after maybe 5th grade.
2. ) Oh of course I'm gonna need to know poetry for...
3. ) hmm something's I've 'learned' in this class should be common sense for most people.
Be disappointed, knowing you had to spend 12 years of learning how to write a letter, Only to Be an Engineer
America needs your help people. Protest against this communist subject.

-N. Tesla

P.E.

Oh my God, I hate PE! I'm just so @#&$ing sick of having to waste time wearing myself to a half-dead bellows after a useless time-waster! I constantly have to kill myself running and jumping over bars, as if it will change my future like other subjects will. Well, it won't! And why do I have to do a @#&$ing ridiculous test on what positions require what to do?! For crying out &#&$ing loud, do I need that crap?! It doesn't change my knowledge, so do you idiots call this @#&$ing education, huh? Education is meant to get good from students. Does PE do that? No! PE makes everyone believe that body power is more important than intellect. There is no greater social downfall. And what good do you get from professional sports?! When you watch your local team win, say, the Superbowl, you see several @#&$ing idiots who, thanks to PE, have been brainwashed into thinking that chasing a fat man with a ball is a better thing to do than proving string theory, which will change the world, as opposed ...more

I don't mean to be rude but obviously you don't know what physical education is actually about.

P.E. ruined the 2nd half of my 6th grade. We had to take a test on P.E. I find a waste of time. I really want the lockers to have stalls so kids do not get tortured and have keys instead if locks. The locker room says Fun and Fitness, but the main class says Dull and Inactive. We do not need lectures about the game. Science is right, P.E. does not give you adequate exercise. I had a hard time liking anyone who said Computers is not as good. We came here for fun and fitness, what a ripoff of a class. At least Computers follows its namesake and has free time for downloaded games. By breaking the vow of its motto at my school, P.E. wastes an entire class period. If I ran the system, it would be Computers the whole year for each grade.

I personally would not consider this a class because all you do in it is play watered-down versions of weird sports with cheap equipment. This class makes insecure students very uncomfortable; plus, this is by far *the worst* class to be in with no friends. What makes it worse is the athletic nerds who always yell at anyone who doesn't know how to play a sport.

Half of my brain dies just thinking about OE so basically, I am dead.

Spelling

I just sit at my desk, and daydream. Gets me in trouble sometimes, but it helps pass the time. Tests are especially boring, I mean that's just pressuring you about something you already know, and that's likely to make you forget it!

I remember one time I was taking a test for spelling and when I write some of my letters are smaller than others. But then my called to us and said "Make sure all your letters are the same size, or it will be a zero".
And I my head I was thinking. "What?! What differnce does that make?!"

It's good and helpful, but how the English teachers teach it sucks.

Oh my gosh. Once, the teacher told me that if I couldn’t write in robot font, I would fail.

Sex Education

Just because the name is VERY deceiving.

So true. My school's view is like "If you don't remain abstinent you will get pregnant and die. " Thanks a lot, PTA.

This isn't boring. It's pretty important and I doubt a teenager would find something like this boring in the slightest

True, but the way that school formats make it boring to learn EVEN ABOUT THE KEY AND THE HOLE... Or the key and the key, Hole and the hole, yeah.

Ugh. What is this!?! Gross. At school, it’s known as RSE, relational sexual education. One time, the boys totally took of their pants and started groping girls. What is this?!?

Spanish

My teacher is so mean, and she is always saying we are doing something wrong, even if we just give a small yawn, just from being tired. Not only they, but she never actually teaches us. She just gives us a sheet and expects us to know all the answers. She is by far my least favourite teacher.

I have been taking this class for years and I still haven't learned how to hold a conversation.

Oh come on! I really hate learning this. I'm really am not trying to be offensive, at all. I would just rather take Italian or German. I'm sorry, but Spanish just doesn't make it for me.

Anyone who voted for math or science is confused because those 2 things are necessary for society to function. Think about something that is not made with science / math. Society is just fine without Spanish.

Science

Science is fun because you learn about how to investigate crimes it is very interesting. If science didn't exsist then we wouldn't know anything about weight and how life goes how to help our plants how to be a doctor that is science

I think science is the worst subject out of all of them. I didn't like the labs or any of the paperwork.

I like science. I have never failed in science, but other people have. I am better than them. This is why I like science.

science is NOT boring it's THE BEST! I love science it shouldn't be on this list at all!

American History

This is one of my least favorite subjects. Not only is it incredibly boring - it is also very difficult. Sure, we all know that George Washington was the first president (and if you didn't know that, I don't know what to say), but that's not the stuff you get tested on. You're going to have to remember what labor unions are, all of the abbreviations of FDR's New Deal and what each of them did, and the names of all the Japanese cities during WWII (which I cannot distinguish among to save my life). Many people go over American History in elementary school and middle school, but many high schools, like mine, require a course, or credit, in it to graduate. For my American History credit, I decided to take Advanced Placement United States History (APUSH) to look good for colleges and to avoid being put in a class with the bad kids. In my school, APUSH is completely lecture-based. If you missed something the teacher said, too bad for you, go figure it out on your own or try to find the ...more

I hate the way people - especially teachers - perceive the quote, "Those who forget history are bound to repeat it." The quote is referring to a general understanding of history, not memorizing useless facts. I don't care about when the ALF was founded. I don't care what Rockefeller did in 1920. I care about the BIG PICTURE! History teachers almost never teach the big picture only the useless facts.

My philosophy is that history is like a set of science experiments. Different ideologies are tried out and tested. We try to find out how to create the best possible society. We can do that by both looking at what worked and didn't work in the past (study history) and using common sense and logic to determine what the best path would be. We need a combination of both to be successful. History classes tend to neglect the latter.

The end goal of life is to create an environment in which (ideally) everyone is happy. Obviously, it's almost impossible to ensure universal ...more

This is by far one of the most boring and pointless classes ever. I get taking it in grade school, but once you get to high school, it becomes way too much. Even in world history classes, US history seeps through. US history is literally a repeat of itself every single time you take it. Every. Single. Time. Nothing changes. The Revolutionary War still happened when it did. George Washington still became the first president. There was still an attack on Pearl Harbor. 9/11 still happened on 9/11. You rarely ever learn anything new. It's horrible. And have you noticed teachers always spend the most time on the same thing? I swear, my high school teacher went over the Revolutionary War for about 3 months...you know, like my grade school teachers did too. There comes a point when people gotta stop and think "haven't these kids already learned the ins and outs of US history? " Plus, every single history class starts out with a mini-essay on the quote "Those who forget history are doomed to ...more

Has to be the most boring class of all time, but it also depends on the teacher.

French

Nobody needs this, I wish I would have taken a German course...

Actually, It's not bad. I'm in French immersion and half my day is French.

I actually love French, the language itself, and I actually want to learn it. Other kids from my school hate it because of the teacher. It's a shame. If you really like something and you want to actually learn it you ignore everything that makes everyone else hate it. You even find it easier and make better grades in the subject.

It looks really interesting. But some people may think the opposite

French can be interesting, however my teacher makes it severely boring for me and he has forever made me despise the language.

The Contenders

Health

It so boring to a lot of people but aim fine with it but what stinking is you have to take long tests about nothing

I'd love to have a health class. Why? It sounds really important as we would know more about health and illnesses. You can't just snap your fingers for health or for healing an illness since you wouldn't knew what illness are you getting

Oh, so you want to get sick all day? I haven't gotten any cold for 6 months because learning health and exercising is great. Sur math is more important, but don't you think we need a good health so bring can function perfectly?

This should be number one. This beats English class in my mind. NOW we're talking a class with complete boredom. Some people might say that this class might be useful in some ways, but that's not how I find it.

Social Studies

I currently have an F in this class. Mainly that I hate Social Studies in general, but my teacher is also a piece of cardboard.

My god. US history is so boring because it's all sanitized with all of the interesting parts taken out. Please, end this pain.

SS is so boring I can't even explain how boring it is

Ss teacher: the silver war is blah blah blah blah
Me: MAKE IT STOP JUST SHUT UP! N

IKR! Like... when will the information "A cordillera is an extensive chain of mountains or mountain ranges" COME IN HANDY IN MY LIFE?

Algebra

It is without any doubt the most boring, least stimulating, most useless and time-consuming part of Math. I have always wondered HOW CAN PEOPLE ACTUALLY L I K E THIS UTTER PIECE OF H O L Y C R A P.

AWFUL DISGUSTING REVOLTING MIND NUMBINGLY BORING I SWEAR IF I EVEN LOOK AT A NUMBER AGAIN AFTER SCHOOL I'm GOING BACK IN TIME AND MURDERING WHOEVER STARTED FINDING POLYNOMIALS WHY STOP NO AH

Believe it or not but algebra is not math. Math is the simple 16x12, but algebra takes that, and demoralizes it. So complex it's hard, yet so simple it's boring the WORST SUBJECT EVER.

I'm taking Algebra as an eighth grader. I'm thinking about hurdling myself out of that window. It's so simple and boring. It's in no way difficult. I understand the help in learning Algebra, I just wish it was taught twice as fast.

Government

I really don't care about the government! I already know that it's corrupt beyond repair

I got this feeling on the summer day when you were gone
You drove your car across the bridge. I watched, you let it swim.
I threw your stuff into a bag and pushed it down the stairs.
You drove your car across the bridge.

I don't care, I Hate it. I don't care.

I got this feeling on the summer day when you were gone.
You drove your car across the bridge. I watched, you let it swim.
I threw your stuff into a bag and pushed it down the stairs.
You drove your car the bridge.

I don't care, I Hate it. I don't care.

You're on a different road, I'm in the milky way
You want me down on earth, but I am up in space
You're so,so hard to please, we gotta flip this switch
You're from the 70's, but I'm a Kidz Bop Kid!

I Hate it!
I Hate it!

I got this feeling on the summer day when you were gone.
Your drove your car across the bridge. I watched, you let it swim.
I threw your stuff into a bag and pushed it down the ...more

Government is by far the worst subject of them all. I don't need to learn how to become a lawyer and us government in general just bores me and it was a hard to understand class sometimes.

Oh dear. I couldn't even try to pay attention in this class. Good thing it was middle school. If I had to take this class in high school or college, I would not be able to bear it.

Music

It can be fun SOMETIMES. I just wish it was always, because at my school we sit there every two weeks, and for the first 10 minutes we are on the carpet, watching videos with facts that SO MANY people know about!

We have to do junk at the beginning of orchestra class like tune our instruments and play warm-ups. Like, CAN WE JUST GET TO THE MUSIC ALREADY?!

It's not really THAT bad, just boring when we aren't playing instruments.

Music sucks in my school because we do 1 musical concert which is a Christmas musical and if your school does the same I said just lip synch or if it's a concert just don't do any line because you have to miss recess in my school just to get a line memorized so not worth it and it's pure hell

U.S. Government

history I can do math I can stand, government put a bullet in my head

I just hate the way the class is presented. They don't put recent news about the government. And its just words and words. Nothing entertaining.

While we learn about our government's past and how to learn from it, our present government is falling at break-neck speed, some of the causes having been issues 50 years ago...

Sounds like the dumbest subject, and I will also cringe if there's such a thing like Chinese Government subject in my school.

Chemistry

I don't like touching things and I'm scared of deadly chemicals. Why would they even teach us this?!

So you don't touch deadly chemicals. But in all seriousness, it's pretty boring and stressful. - 0w0uwu

I dropped Chemistry for Physics. I hated it! It's just so complicated and incredibly dull. I have no idea how anyone can find it interesting apart from the experiments which are admittedly quite fun but a pain in the ass to write about and study.

Chemistry's Lecture is my sleeping time, I don't Get a word said from the weird symbols and bonds.

Chemical bonding makes it complicated as well as the memorization of the chemical symbols and numbers. Whew!

Drama

I had to stay after school because my sister had this class. She only appeared twice in the play. The beginning and the end.

Drama go to HELL, man! I mean, like, I once got part in a play, and my dialogue was, " Let's start the dance! " and I said, " let's start the s***! ". I was grounded, yes.

Picked this over maths as an elective because I thought it was going to be easy. Couldn't have been more wrong. It doesn't really teach you anything apart from how to act in a play. If you're taking the subject just because you want to be an actor, then it's a good idea to rethink your choice because acting isn't easy!

Hell, so can movie exist without drama? Having no drama I like having no emotions at all. If drama doesn't exist, then crying I illegal, so if you're heartbroken, don't cry. I mean, I want to be an actress! So I need to learn drama! Too many action I going.

Chorus

So boring, mandatory at my school. When are we ever going to even use this in life?

It is boring because the teacher is like do this and do that all at the time! And you have to sing a lot

What if we don't like singing?

Ugh, this is mandatory at my school and it sucks.

British History

I find everything about it amusing. If we had this as a subject in our school, I'm totally gonna die of bringing a 1000 page book everyday because we all know how British History ends; it never does!

Completely boring and useless, just about these stupid kings that beheaded people at the drop of a hat.

Why do we need to learn about another country's history in such useless depth... I live in America, not Britain.

All the topics are just useless. I don't care about any of that stuff

Geometry

Any math classes suck. We wont need these in the real world...so why teach us these useless formulas and equations

The math I'm in right now that is painfully boring and uninteresting, not to mention USELESS.

One of the better parts of math, along with statistics

This should be higher.

Public Speaking

I'm an introverted ambivert, so sometimes it's just really hard for me, and sometimes super easy

This is mandatory in my school, once you're a junior. I actually am very shy and introverted and really hate speaking out loud.

If you want to become a public speaker, this is the perfect class. Hence the subject's name. But I do strongly agree that it's not for those who have a disorder or are too shy to speak in front of crowds. However, social skills and dealing with nervousness is essential in the majority of jobs. An alternative to this is practicing communication and confidence with someone you trust and you can determine how you do that as this method is versatile. There are other ways to practice those skills, but that's what I find best as I consider myself in that spectrum.

It's especially a horrible course for children who are introverted, shy or actually have social phobias. I see no point in learning how to give a speech if I'm too shy to ever even put myself in the position in the real world.

Biology

Nah, it's an interesting subject. I love studying about living creatures

I love Biology!

I like Biology.

Biology is awesome!

Politics

Bla bla let's talk about voting that your not even old enough to do yet and how to become the president. That's politics in my school.

Two comments below, those things people say are all true and I actually LIKE Politics. HATERS BACK OFF

I have to read boring leveled books I hate and I can't change them until Ela is over and I have to analyze the characters in a category that they don't show in the story

Snore...snore...I'm so sick of "TRUMP sucks HE IS RASIST" and "HILLARY SHULDVE WON". Politics suck.

At Least Hillary isn't so self-centered like the dildo that we have in office. - 0w0uwu

Statistics

Statistics is not proper maths. The game. The game. The game. The game. The game. The game. The game. The game. The game. The game. The game. The game. You just lost the game. Come on computer!

"Lies, damned lies and statistics" - Mark Twain (1835-1910)

It's just SO boring.

The subject is good, but the way how teachers teach this is boring.

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