Most Boring Subjects in School

The Top Ten
1 Math

I don't understand the point of advanced/ secondary school maths. What's the point of learning the rotation of a triangle? All you need to know is how to work with money and times tables up to 12x12, at most. Sometimes, we get 10+ homework pieces for a test which literally has no affect on anything in the future. Elementary school maths was ok, but then came rotations of shapes, algebra and factorials. Literally no point to them at all. Who thought it was a good idea to mix up the alphabet with maths? It's the same story for rotating shapes. Who cares about what a shape looks like when it's rotated? Doesn't help that my teacher doesn't have a clue about what to do either, she/he genuinely just goes on her/his iPad and goes on bootsale apps, whilst making us work in silence. In short, secondary school maths is just horrendous, and a complete waste of time

It used to be easy when I do addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, but it gets really boring when I moved on to the next level. I’d rather sleep than doing the hard ones.

I hate math and math teacher is SO boring he does not make no sense and make us write notes for the test that make no sense and he gets mad if you move the table only ONE INCH out of line and send us out side for coding and points me out of the class that I am no using my book and I have never used it it make nothing better and every one else books are close and not being used he gives me a bad time today he l called on me the whole class to answer so questions because he saw that I was not doing it because I ate some thing my stomach did not like and it felt like stick was going in side it it hurt a lot and he did not make better he could see I was uncomfortable because every one ask if I was OK but he did just not BACK OFF I whated to yell at him but I didn't feel like it and I try and I can just not get math I hate it

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! "

2 Religious Studies

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

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

I go to a catholic school, even if I'm a born again Christian. But teaching religious stuff to students of another religion is just like teaching them against their will. It's okay to preach, but making it compulsory is pretty much against my ethics. There are other good methods to preach, anyways...but religious studies teach AT LEAST some morals.

Those horrible teachers saying you go to a Catholic school YOU NEED GOD AND JESUS IN YOUR LIFE THEY WILL SHOW YOU GOOD THINGS.I don't believe in God or Jesus.We evolved from apes (how the hell can 1 man and 1 woman create 7 billion people) and how on earth are you supposed to walk on water or stay in the desert for 6 weeks without food or drink.Anyway, when you die your body completely stops working and with that being said how can your soul keep going.In my opinion when you die you just die you stop living

3 English

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

These are things that are pointless to learn in English:

1. Reading. Seriously? If you can't read you deserve to die

2. Poetry. You can be a singer or a poet if you are good at poetry. The chances of that happening are next to nothing.

3. Synonyms. Are you kidding me? Why is there more than one word for the same definition. The opposite is just as stupid.

4. "Big" words. They are the most pointless things to learn ever! Why? Just why? So you can sound smarter? You can't just use normal words? It's so DUMB!

5. Writing stories. I don't want to be an author when I grow up so why do we write stories? To amuse the teachers?

English is not pointless though. It is very important for communication and for a job. It is just SO BORING!

I used to love English in primary school, but that's only because we got to make our own stories, reviews, articles, etc. Then GCSE came... And pretty much the WHOLE COURSE was analysing stories from Shakespeare and 19th century authors, as well as receiving the horrible book that every student in England will get at some point: ANTHOLOGIES! Nothing exiting, useful or interesting in the slightest, all we do is analyse quotes! LUCKILY, creative writing is still part of the course (Something I like, but some may not like it), but we literally do about 0.5% of our English lessons doing it, the rest is literally analysing! There's no freedom to make your own stuff, just looking at other people's in an ancient type of our language! Terrible! Only physics surpasses this subject in awfulness, I would take maths over it ANY DAY.


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

4 P.E.

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. its that and the partners on the buses, nearly crying because my friends are in a group of three and we get separated all the time at least having friends and a nice teacher would make it better

PE is also an opportunity for you to get bullied.

Picture this: You're playing Ultimate or something, and a teammate throws the disk to you. But, it's way too high for you to get! So, the other team gets it and you lose. Guess who the team blames! If you said the thrower, you ARE DEAD WRONG. You're to blame for not being able to jump like a kangaroo!

And now a real scenario. I missed a catch or something. We weren't playing against anyone. So I said the sun got in my eyes. WHICH IT ACTUALLY DID! So, for WEEKS, the same kids went around saying "Oh, the sun's in my eyes! They'd bump into me and say it, it was the WORST.

Makes me feel awkward, teachers get pissed at me for not participating when I really just don't care about volleyball. The kids in it suck and make me feel worse, they take everything too seriously. I feel like crying every time I go to class.

5 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?!"

Whenever I enter this class and my teacher says "Today we will spell toxic, phobia, mass, atmosphere, and why, now, anyone who isn't familiar with any of these words please raise your hand" and half the classes hand's shoot up! It's spelling! Once I almost asked, "is this how you get an A+ as a teacher, Mrs. Morris? Being above and beyond boring? "

I'm great at spelling I'm in year four I'm year seven level and my teacher gives me year one words like what?!

6 Sex Education

tbh, it could be useful for preventing STI's and having safe s-word. but, why show a whole image of a man and a woman doing it? what about man and man or woman and woman?

I already know how sex works and then my school has to let me know how it all works over and over again as if I don't know how it works. We had to watch some Norwegian sex ed video and they showed us pictures of dicks and boobs ALL uncensored. Eventually the lady in the video used a plastic dildo and put it into a plastic vagina, so awkward.

I bet If my school had Sex Ed (we do have some chapters about sex ed in bio but only a few), the boys would either laugh at specific words and would whine about this subject because it's not about what they would want to hear (the boys in my school are huge perverts and they think sex ed is about learning how to make babies -_-)

Oh Lord. Where to begin...

Once we were in year 5 we saw really disturbing sex education videos. 3 OF THEM. One was about the private parts, then it was seeing a baby being born, then the 3rd one was seeing a man and a woman having it and it was a cartoon! It was gross!

7 Spanish

This is sooo boring! I hate it and usually I don't pay attention in class and let my mind wander to more important things, instead or I just talk with my friends out of the corner of my mouth so the teacher doesn't frigging yell in my face

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.

Most garbage subject in the entire 4 years of learning, it have never used it in my years of living and I don't plan on using it in the future. High school shouldn't make a student take 2 years of a foreign language if they don't want too.

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.

8 Science

It's unnecessarily hard. They teach us invaluable life skills which we won't even consider using in life. They should teach us more important stuff, and science maybe kids will be interested in. Rather than the study of tectonic plates, and cell membranes.

I loathe Silent Time. My class was not as worse as Period 4, but had some of the same problems that made me cringe like having to do extra homework. I will be a doctor just to avoid being laid off, but I find it boring because of the way it is taught to us.

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 hate science the most why can't they just let us pick the subjects we want to learn based on our career I want to be an actor all I'll need is English and math (to count my money) and maybe a few foreign languages

9 American History

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 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

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

Here is the basics of USA history
1200-1400:America is discovered
1500-1600:Native Americans get killed and get smallpox
1700:The British increase the taxes causing to the American Independence led by George Washington
1700:Black people are Slaves
1861:Civil war Union vs Confederacy
1865:Union Wins
1870:Black People get rights led by Abraham Lincoln
1917:America enters WW1
1930s:Great Depression
1941:Pearl Harbour Attack by Japan
1941:USA enters WW2
1945:Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagashaki
1945:WW2 finished
1947:Cold War
1950-1960:Vietnam War
1970:World on edge on nuking itself
1991:USA wins the cold war
2001:Gorge.W.Bush Attacks Iraq

! Congrats you learned the basic of the American History!

10 French

Every time I look at my timetable and see that I have French the next day, I feel like I want to kill myself. I find it so boring and hard, and most of the teachers at our school that teach French are mean as hell. To be honest though, I hate languages in general, not just French. If they didn't teach languages, I'd actually be happy going to school, I would have no worries or problems.

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.

Really? You'll have a very hard time speaking to people in French speaking countries without knowing French! Or if you Mali and France are the two I know, but there are a lot more. It's important to know two different languages, not to mention you could be a translator( important, in case you haven't noticed. )

I did this in Year Three, and it was so boring! I am in Year 5 now, Spanish is also boring. All I do is sit there, and like everybody else, daydream, or just sit there with my eyes closed. I don't think I will ever be doing much with French people, except going to DisneyLand Paris, sooooooooooooooo

The Contenders
11 Health

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.

I don't need to learn about in class what health issue I have. If I have something wrong with me I google the answer.

12 Social Studies

In my school, Social Studies is actually my Special Ed class and has nothing to do with history.

Also, we just stay in the classroom for most of the subject and do absolutely nothing unless its projects or activities, this subject I absolutely despise because it has nothing to do with Social Studies or History.

I liked the history parts, but I don't like the sociology parts, or the economy parts and I don't like the geography either. It's too boring that many people at my class snooze during social studies and they fake illnesses during math

Most most time wasting subject. It should be on the top in hate able list of subjects. Head start paining when I see this subject.I don't no who mental has invented it. Old era kings have died but have left a great torture on little students. Oh god help these little children

I hate history with a passion it's a garbage class that's all memorizing nothing that won't help you what so ever in the future. Unless you become a History teacher or a Museum worker or something!

13 Algebra

Algebra is great. And incredibly useful all throughout life. Especially useful when shopping for groceries and staple items. If you have three out of four variables you can easily figure out the unknown one IF you use Algebra.

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.

Somewhere out there, this Asian tenth-grader stares awkwardly at the screen and ponders about the irony of the sentence: "Algebra is not math."

If you could kindly explain the meaning of your statement, please...?

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.

14 Government

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.

Currently taking it.
Can we just ask our parents who always watch the news on politics everyday?

15 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!

All I did in elementary school music is memorize music and the entire grade has to sing in front of the whole school,THEN that evening you have to sing it AGAIN in front of your parents.I'm lucky lip syncing was a thing,I'm a horrible singer.and I don't like singing in front of people.
Music is beyond Boring and Useless if you don't want to be a singer.

Music... is just another definition of hell here. Why?

In my school, music is all about musical instruments, ok, first time I was fine. And I thought it got better (Why? Because I was supposed to play guitar). Now, I have to go back to using a godamn ukelele. And whats even worse, I hate playing instruments other than the guitar -.-

Yup, I was going for pe, until I saw this

Music class SUCKS. I hate my music teacher, she's a total snob and she's always grumpy. She excepts us to know everything about music, and when somebody does something wrong, she gets pissed off. She makes us do all of these stupid tests on musical symbols and notes. I hate her, ugh.

16 U.S. Government

I never pay attention in this class, how about instead of teacher the government's RIGHTS, teach their WRONGS. I don't want to learn about how some idiot said, "Hey, let's spy on people while stealing their money for our own cause instead of using it to help poor and homeless people! While we're at it, let's oppress minorities!"

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...

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.

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

17 Chemistry

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.

I hate chemistry so much. It's so annoying and fake all the protons, neutrons, bonds, minerals, cations anions and all the other technical. Biology is way better!

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

Unbearable... I fell asleep during my first chem. Class... Pretty embarassing! Do not take chemistry. No matter what your siblings tell you. You will not last it.

18 Drama

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.

I recommend not to be in field of Drama. It is useless and nothing to study. Only writing a script, reading a story, act a short drama. Actors earn lot of money but their minds are like empty vessels. They only think about their famousity and money they have.

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.

19 Chorus

I mean... singer need this! Actors need this! Actresses need this! We all know how to ung, but there are much harder subject in music such as singing C9...

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

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

It's so funny if the people in the class can't sing

20 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!

Its just like the American history... It has got nothing to do with your carrer... Bogus and useless dates and descriptions... All trash and horrific and horrendous.

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

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

21 Geometry

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

Also in this class.
Every unit I entered had absolutely nothing to do with the whole point meaning of the course.

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

22 Public Speaking

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.

In my school at the end of every week (on Friday) we find out which students got 'star pupil'.You get star pupil if you have worked hard all week.When you get star pupil it is very overwhelming everyone is smiling clapping and looking straight at you THIS IS CREEPY

Yeah, it's a good course, but after a while, you just stop caring about what the person has to say, if you even did to begin with.

23 Biology

I'm talking about AP Bio. They said they changed it so that it wasn't memorization. It is still memorization. Memorize this! And this!

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

Biology is awesomne because you get to learn about living creatures all those intersting things, which I LOVE!

Biology isn't bad! I love it!

24 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.

25 Statistics

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

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

One of the better parts of math

Apparently Statistics is the easiest A* someone ever got.

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