Most Pointless School Subjects


The Top Ten

1 P.E.

My rant on P.E

P.E should have an extra e because it is ridiculous! The teacher tells you that you have to play instead of staring and he/she gets mad. Then, you pretend you are playing these boring sports when you're not. The gym teacher still notices and keeps stopping the game. You are on the gym floor for a long time before you get on the stage while the other part of your team plays. You still sweat if you're pretending to play because the gym is not air conditioned. After the class is over, the stupid athletic people say that only a few people on their team did something for the team. Then they talk about it during a test, and the teacher tells them to shut up. (be quiet in non bad words) They say stuff like, ''The only ones PLAYING were blah and blah", and then their friend or friends agree with him/her. They repeat it for a few minutes, and forget about it an hour later.

Don't get me started on the pennies. They always come off your shoulder and too hard to put ...more - ShopkinsLover

Are you guys actually serious right now? P.E. is not a pointless class period, lots of people here are trying to point out that P.E. doesn't provide important exercise such as weight training. Well, did you ever realize that one of the main purposes of P.E. is to rid you of stress and anxiety and to just get outside to move around. Do you guys seriously want to sit in a classroom all day and go home to do your homework all night. P.E. is the time to just loose off and not be stressed out so much. I swear, people these days just don't want good things. How is running around and goofing off with your friends not fun?

I'm dead serious.
PE encourages bullying rather than eliminating it. Especially when it comes to teams, the nerds will always be picked last, making them more socially isolated. - MChkflaguard_Yt

PE is simply ridiculous. It does not help you with anything in life, and is more likely to get you a pathetic life than a productive one. And it ruins your dignity from when you start it until when you can drop it. - PositronWildhawk

It is so pointless, I am Relatively athletic and I got a 91

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2 Algebra

To me algebra is not that pointless, algebra teaches life and because of algebra I became somehow smart, to me algebra teaches the strategies of life and how to set good plans. Many will disagree with me because algebra is very hard but life is hard too, and life is like algebra in terms of solving problems.

I hate algebra

It teaches you unnecessarily long ways to do things you WILL LITERALLY NEVER DO IN THE REAL WORLD!

I'm over 60 and the only time I ever needed algebra was when my kids were trying to learn! Useless

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3 Religious Education

Its literally like being told children's stories

Its useless to me

It is irrelevant

Go to church for that - Luckys

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4 English Literature

English literature is the epitome of pointless. It has zero value in being studied, and serves no purpose in the real world. Math is used to make everything from computers to bridges, history is important to learn to prevent past events from repeating, and science is important because it relates to things sounding us everyday, and has led to so many invaluable discoveries, such as the cures for diseases. And of course, regular English is massively important for obvious reasons. You may not necessarily use all the subjects I listed above, but this does not change the fact that they are still so important in our world, and a lot more problems would exist today if we stopped studying them. But let me ask you this: What would happen if people stopped studying old English? Let me give you the obvious answer: Absolutely NOTHING. Nothing would change, because it does not affect our world in the slightest bit. What is the actual point of reading this stuff? There is no point, yet high school ...more

The entire class is pointless. Learning grammar correctly in your natural language is important, but not literary terms, etc. Literary terms, literature, and essay writing with citations are pointless. Why should we have to learn about literature, especially literature from hundreds of years ago. You will never need it in your life.

I've started writing poems because of this class...

This class is gay

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5 Dance

I was forced to dab because of the graduation dance. The 2018 one might of had Fortnite related dances including the floss. The dab is my biggest life regret.

Dance sucks, there is not point in it, therefore, why is it taught at school

I am the best at dance ever

Even though I like dance, it is really pointless

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6 History

I'm extremely good at history, and it is my favorite subject so this will obviously be biased. I want to politely counter some peoples arguments seeing it as unnecessary, and say just this. The reason history is important is because it shows how the following developed: religion, civilization, culture, society. History shows us how the world used to work, and how it applies to the modern day. They say that those who don't learn history are doomed to repeat it, and we have seen this several times in the past. It can be important to learn history to shape the way people think, otherwise we can travel down the wrong path again, and again, and again. For example the crimes, killings, and atrocities that the Japanese and Germans committed during WW2 were some of the worlds greatest atrocities with the death toll in the tens of millions. If people don't learn about this, people could be influenced by a "New Hitler" that can rise to power, and change everything we know, and not knowing what ...more

If you want to know about historic events and all that crap, you can google it. Not even just history, ANYTHING. School is pointless now (it's a joke, stay in school kids).

Y do u need to know about the past

It already happened before my grandma was born. Why do we need to know what happened? How about we just move on with life and do something useful that helps us during University/Work?

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7 Critical Thinking/Social Change

I don't know what that is

8 Music

I disagree and I don't know how this is even up here. Music is perhaps one of, if not the most important aspects of life. To have a class that can teach you why, or a class to teach you how is just as important. Music is how people can communicate and express feeling. Music has been a part of civilization ever since humans discovered sound could be produced to make tunes. It is cultural, it is magical and inspirational. You take music class not because you are or are not interested in music, but because it is important to understand why music is so impactful in the first place. Who knows, maybe you'll even learn how to create music yourself.

Choir sucks so much


I hate choir - Luckys

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9 Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
10 Latin

It pointless

Its boring as heck and useless

Who needs this?

Lmao it's a dead language, so why do we have to learn it

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The Contenders

11 Problem-based learning
12 Art

Most useless subject, in what part of your life are you going to do art if you're not going to become an artist

I couldn't agree more

Pretty pointless, even if you want to become an artist you do it in an academy or something like that - KonpaZ

This is my favorite subject in school, but I still say that it is pretty pointless.

Why do you need to draw in school? - Torrent

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13 Math

It's actually very important. You need to learn the basics and learn about the money related parts. But yes, some of it is actually pretty pointless.

When you are a adult, just use a calculator! You don't need to do the work! - TheILikeTrainsKid

You gotta be able to do it, it's a big part of life - GleamingShadow

It's not pointless... - Luckys

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14 Human Geography

Essays after essays. There is more essays and assignments than there are planes coming in and out of Atlanta

I just can't focus in this ridiculous subject, it is idiotic, hideous, and is a waste of your time.
Like what are you going to use your knowledge of weather forecasting for?
Also, like what kind of job are you doing where you need knowledge of different rocks?

Essay after essay, I have to write essays nonstop, when I'm finished with one, there is another, there is more essays than planes coming in and out of Atlanta Hartsfield international airport

Essay after essay, packet after packet. They're more essays than they're planes coming in and out of Atlanta Hartsfield international

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15 Spanish

Why do you have to take Spanish classes? Like, what does it DO to make you better when you grow up?

Spanish is boring useless and horrible and lets call my teacher Mr Wrestler man because he was a famous wrestler is sooo boring my god

The most useless subject ever because what's the point of learning what someones favourite T.V. show or what their favourite song is when all you really need to learn is how to introduce yourself and some simple grammar

This should be optional. Don't force young kids to learn different languages. What if those kids DON'T want to learn a new language?

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16 Study Skills
17 Media Studies

Unless you want to be a journo for a tabloid, a film reviewing feminist or interested in working for the mainstream media or film ind. Or marketing In any way, there is really little point in picking media studies as it doesn't really teach you anything valuable or useful that you couldn't learn in sociology or English class, or by downloading Photoshop and movie editor. Trying to find what the colour blue 'signifies' on a man's shirt on a magazine cover is NOT education. Most of the course was painfully common sense based and I regret choosing it because it isn't a very valuable a level. I wish schools didn't lie to us like this.

18 Gender Studies

A study about imaginary genders. Wow. - CartoonCriticizer

The concept doesn't exist

Class is dumb

This wont even get you a job at mcdonalds. its fine if you want to take a class on it that's fine, but don't base your whole degree on it.

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19 Handwriting

We know how to write u can do this at home

If you are actually so bad at writing that you NEED to take classes post-elementary, there is little hope to you. Only defense is that I THINK it is optional.

I was forced to learn cursive, and my handwriting is still horrid.

This should top this list - MrCoolC

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20 Science

Bruh this subject is cool! - ArcticWolf

This subject is dumb and I will not use it in my future what so ever

Manipulated by the elite for centuries... science is based of theory, they are too prideful to accept the lack of real proofs, if they HAVE it, they will keep it HIDDEN! don't believe their laws, all of them are fake, only to brainwashing you and forbidden you to CRITICIZE!

By far the most useless. A question for the school board, will we EVER and I mean EVER use the information we learn in Biology, Chemistry, or any other mainstream science in normal everyday life? No, we will never use it unless we are in that specific field in the future (and in that case should be either an elective or a college class only). Honestly, Financial Education should be put in place of Science in the High School requirements to graduate. And honestly, half of what modern High Schools teach should be elective ONLY! I rest my case

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21 Latin American Studies
22 Economics

I guess it is important to learn about but is not going to be relevant to 95% of careers. - ParasN2000

Who cares about this subject? Math is very important as is Science and History, but seriously? - Swiftdawn

Anyone? Anyone?

23 Product Design

I couldn't agree more. it is a waste of money, time and flesh

What's the point of designing a basic thing you already own from scratch? It's just an extremely tedious lesson which I quickly abandoned. - Cazaam

Its annoying


24 Chemistry

Chemistry is sometimes useful for making new medicines for example when a disease is infecting everyone. We need chemistry to make the new medicine.

No one uses chemistry in the future


Thank you, thank you, same problem here, but or Chemistry teacher is killing us, we must know every single thing, why?

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25 Pre-Algebra

Right when you thought standard algebra was useless, there is more.. - ParasN2000


A pointless subject to make the smart kids look bad

Your right m8

26 Sexual Education

This is VERY important and HAS to be taught. Some people enter their elementary/junior/primary school classes knowing little to nothing about this topic. It is a subject that many parents avoid educating their children about and rely on schools to. - ParasN2000

Okay, I'm not sure about others, this is just to my knowledge. I already knew everything I needed to know from Sex Ed. before I even started it. It wasn't from the internet, it was just there. No one tells mammals how to do this. I understand it's also puberty, but again, I already had it under control... Then again maybe I'm biased because I'm the only kid in my school to not have started.


Let me explain the birds and the bees little children... - GleamingShadow

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27 World Politics

Unless you like to solve other people's problems. You might as well sell your soul to the devil.

28 Band

The band teachers were knuckleheads

I'm glad I quit band, it was horrible lol. Also my band teacher hates me for quitting so I can't be in her sight anymore or she'll focus on a rant lol...

It's not a subject, more of a club..

Band is gay... that's about it.

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29 Trigonometry

@xXbfdi_bhabieXx-it's very hard math.

What the hell is that? sOmEtHiNg sTuPiD 4 sUrE - xXbfdi_bhabieXx

30 Language Arts

Why should I care about what kind of phrase I'm writing, oh wait, I DON'T. So why am I forced to take a class about it every YEAR. Also the almost never ending amount of essays, stupid assignments about syntax and diction, WHO CARES? Unless you plan to be an author or something in that department, the only thing helpful is when you learn about how to speak or write without sounding like a massive idiot.

When or why would I ever need or want to know what an example of a simile or an onomatopoeia or whatever is in real life? It's just not useful or necessary information. This class doesn't help anyone- it's all just stupid English literature and projects that take way too long, paired with one of the dullest classroom experiences you'll ever have. Have I convinced you it's pointless yet?

Language Arts are totally useless. What's the meaning of literary books? At least, nonfiction has some kind of a meaning. And what is the use of all those poetry and writing? Nothing.
And what about studying literature all the time? frustrating.

Ok everyone. I am prety good at LA but I don't think we need to get all extreme unless u wanna be an author of something I believe we should know how to read, have decent grammar and know a good amount of words. but there is no way I think that we should know what a metaphor exactly is or a simile or stuff. we know that stuff by learning it off parents, sometimes friends or comedians I don't know but try teaching us relevant stuff please? - xXbfdi_bhabieXx

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31 Physics

Surface area, time, energy density, pressure, imaginary unit, distance, imaginary unit, time, photon, factorial

It’s very useless

Pretty much useless for anyone who doesn't want to be a physician. Also, confusing as hell.

32 Geography

This is the most boring subject ever why would I ever want to know about rocks and the formation of rivers spits and bars. Where is this going to be useful in my life we already know east where the sun rises west the sun sets north east west south.

Useless and boring. my mom says its useful for travel. first of all, we can bring maps. second of all, I hate travel. geography is better than history though - DumbWays2DieFan

33 Reading

I always get great grades in reading - ShopkinsLover

This subject in my opinion is the absolute worst. Having to read books for school, which is stupid in itself, is pretty useless. Who actually wants to read books, chosen by some of the most education savvy twits in the world, that seem to be the center of boredom. They always pick classics, too. This has brought my definition of a classic book to being over 50 years old, overusing unnecessarily long words, and having the content worth no man's time, all inside a poorly drawn beat up cover. The amount of crap that comes from reading books for school is just stupid!

I suck at reading

Reading is the pointless at all

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34 Speech

Speech to me sounds quite useful as a subject as it is essentially going to be relevant to most people's lives
In everyday life and in careers. - ParasN2000

I didn't get accepted into speech. - Luckys

Special ed kids are usually forced to take this

Cried so much in this class. Some people are naturally gifted in speaking and some (like me) are just not. They can actually fail you for this useless subject.

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35 Computer Science

Computer Science is a bit pointless, they need to make it harder and drop the pre requisite of Chemistry

Quite pointless (Why computer has existed in the first place) but a good subject.

Even though not all of us wanna become website makers or whatever, it can change the world and its fun to mess around with This subject is an ok subject, but the useless ones are the ones like biology, chemistry, and algebra. - DumbWays2DieFan

36 Health

My teacher makes it terrible

People will smoke or drink anyway and know the risk

Health is the dumbest thing ever no one likes it and we know to eat healthy and do all that

It doesn't take a scientist to figure out that we need to eat healthy to be healthy

37 Drama

School has enough drama - DumbWays2DieFan

Dumbways2diefan especially in the 21st centry mst of my classmates are spoiled dramatic idiots like boi I'm trying to get my werk done so maybe I can get an early graduate out of this hellhole we don't need more - xXbfdi_bhabieXx

Drama is actually the most stupidest class there ever is it’s like liberal arts in a nutshell.

38 French


Unless if you want to travel to france, this is next to pointless... I live in canada so I have to learn this subject

French for me by far is the most useless subject. I'm a freshman and I don't need French to become a Neuroscientist! My French teacher even talks to us in French and we have no idea what she talking about. She made us write a paragraph in French in a test and my classmates left that out. The test paper was out of an 80 but on my grade card it was out of a 100. I used to do so well in French last year with my old French teacher. ( My main class has two French groups since a lot of classmates and my other class chose French. My main class has 24 students and other class has 25 students. )

This is not pointless. If you’re bilingual it opens up many career opportunities, because you get to work with clients who speak French, or other languages. English isn’t so important, not everyone lives in America. Maybe geography isn’t pointless. Y’all should learn it more.

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39 Fly Fishing

Never heard of this and hearing its name it sounds quite pointless. - ParasN2000

I think fishing is the most pointless subject because I don't like it. haha

Fishing is a school subject? - AliciaMae


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40 Biology

Completely pointless.

What is biology seriously! the only thing we do is learn about the animal kingdom and about our dna which is very boring. this subject doesn't have anything to offer for our future unlike physics and chemistry!

41 Logic

If logic could be taught then we would all be more intelligent. - ParasN2000

NO LoGiC iN LoGiC cLaSs - xXbfdi_bhabieXx

What the hell kind of class is this? Probably for people who don't have common sense.

Doesn't teach u logic just stupid maths - DumbWays2DieFan

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42 Local Language

We already know how to speak English! - AliciaMae

preach - TheParable

You shouldn't have to pass the language that is only spoken in your country unless you want to live there! Its basically a dead language.

I was taught the wrong type of local language for my area learning the opposite of the countrys. I go out to a place they speak it and they all can speak English anyway! It will be wiped out in a few years

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43 Keyboarding

This was something I was forced to do, got graded on and so forth. like boi I know how to type I can type faster and better with my right index finger and my left middle finger - xXbfdi_bhabieXx

What they should do is test you before they say "okay, you have to take this class."

Where in life am I going to use this. Not only is there literally no use for this, but it also wastes valuable class time. My teacher also does not teach us.

We will be using computers, but I know where the keys are. don't teach me something I already know. - DumbWays2DieFan

44 Earth Science

I love science! - ArcticWolf

It is basically middle school science and a course to make kids feel stupid. At my school they reach about the water cycle in the class. Pointless and it shouldn't exist. Biology is more useful than that joke of a course.

Why would anyone becoming a math teacher need to know about tectonic plates. And all of these small details we will just forget in the next ten years.

45 Cooking Classes

I hate this class.

Why do you have to take a cooking class again? :|

Well, I guess to make our cooking skills better... But... HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU BETTER!? - Torrent

They just teach us how to make things like cake. teach us how to make healthy foods too like salad - DumbWays2DieFan

Ok this isn't really useless but why learn it in school why not later on in life or learn how to cook on your own at home there plenty of ways to learn it at home my school actually gives us cooking classes and call it food technology.

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46 Geology

Why do we even need to learn about rocks?

It's so useful to look at rocks and see what kind of rock they are everyone will need this in their adulthood

I hate rocks...

47 Media

Honestly, the most pointless and useless subject. This has to be the worst subject and even though it is optional, it sucks. Why would people want to learn to be able to predict the end of a film by the first 5 minutes of it. I really needed to know that the kid was the villain and you have to kill him or nuke a state just by seeing the door open. Thanks Media. You ruin the greatest things in life.

Media studies is uselses. I don't even put it on my CV.


I don't need to know about happy lives.

What's this? - LordDovahkiin

49 Greek

The by far most pointless subjects, ever. I don't know if others schools teach this but in my school you have to study it for 2 years. It's worse than Latin, because we don't even share the same alphabet! Ridiculous.

50 Engineering

When is the subject of torsion ever going up in a corporate boardroom? Or even a poolroom?

Such crap. all you do is sit round and get yelled at by a teacher while the "popular" kids do the work. this is a useless lesson and doesn't even teach kids anything important. whoop, we know how to make a crappy lamp.

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