Most Boring Subjects in School

The Top Ten

Math

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.

I hate it. It's so damn useless. Like I mean the basics are fine like multiplication, addition, subtraction and addition. As you get older it gets harder and it's so pointless. Like why do we have to do algebra. We have google and online assistants like siri etc... :/

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

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

Boring and to be honest, what future career needs RS that isn't religious! It's pretty boring and people don't really care about it, they get bored easily like me.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

I don't get how people like this! People purposely crush me because apparently they didn't see me, someone said they thought I was a bush because I didn't move! HOW? I'M NOT GREEN AND LEAFY! YOU DON'T SEE A VERY TALL BUSH WITH HAIR EVERYDAY! The teacher ALWAYS yells at me for being too slow, being too fast, being too cowardly! She thinks I'm born already knowing how to play soccer!
The teacher compares stronger people to me because they did better than I did and she rubs in in my face about how I need to do better and how Boom'Quisha did so much better than me. It's FREEZING in there, and she gets mad when I bring a small jacket, and says put it on her desk, like she's confiscating my phone. Whenever I wear boots and forget my shoes in the winter, she throws a fit and yells at mean saying, “Oh, you know better! Boots are so bad in physical education, blah blah BLAH! Go sit! BLAH! ” Last time we went she was doing Just Dance with everyone and said I don't get to play I have to ...more

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?!

Sex Education

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?!?

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.

They turn the most memorable time in your entire life into a burden. This is why school is the absolute worst. It intrudes into the private lives of students and tells parents how to raise their children.

It makes me sick to my stomach and I'm glad I said no to this when visitors came to our school and when I went back to class to look for my friend and tell him its time to go back to the other classroom I saw a haunting sight.

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.

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.

Who needs to learn another language when they are in their OWN country? Like seriously, English Americans need to learn Spanish aside from their own language? Boring and bad, repetitive and stupid!

Science

Learning about space is kinda cool. But seriously, why do we need to learn about animals and stuff when we get older. We already learned that in kindergarten!

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

American History

THIS IS SO BORING! It is really hard to memorize so much information, and it is actually useless. I mean who would ever need to learn why the civil war was started? or whatever. Nevertheless, this subject sucks.

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

French

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

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. )

The Contenders

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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?!

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

U.S. Government

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.

It's so BORING! Why do we need this? Why? There is nothing interesting. Too complicated. Just kill me when I'm in this class.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

I can do well in math, but when it comes to geometry...

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.

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

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

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.

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!

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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