Top 10 Reasons to Hate the School Grades


The Top Ten

1 They cause stress

There certainly is a lot to stress about. There is a very fine line between the grades which you can achieve, and you can make a near miss simply by missing one tiny detail, which most people think nothing of in real-life applications. The consequences are all carried forward, affecting the subjects you can take next stage, the universities you go to, the degree you come out with, your attraction to employers. Realistically, you'll never do this perfectly, so one can worry constantly about what opportunities they'll lose if they forget one tiny aspect. Grading systems say nothing about true ability, but they can cause many people who are more than qualified for what they aspire to do miss out completely. - PositronWildhawk

Exactly. I got a C once in math and my mom said "You have to improve your grade! Or else you won't be able to do the things you want blah blah blah! " I may not, but you don't have to stress me about it. I try my best to get good grades but the lessons are sometimes really hard. Some of the things in math aren't even really needed, like division, I don't think I'll ever have to divide anything but FOOD in my life. And what's the point of cursive when you may not even use it?

Even though I'm pretty much an A/B student, keeping grades up is still hell on Earth, and I also find it quite sad that so much pressure and misery is put on people over a few letters on a piece of paper that say nothing about the qualities that will get you far in the workplace. Passion? Teamwork? Willingness to help others? They sadly don't play a part in grades whatsoever. - Entranced98

I may be getting A's and B's but it was incredibly difficult considering literally all my classes are AP or honors (except for health because I want that out of the way). One of my teachers said that the letter grade doesn't matter, but that's really not true considering colleges look at these. It's kind of sad that school is more about how high your GPA can be rather than actually learning a lot. - Phillip873

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2 They take the point of school away

That's actually the main problem with school. It chooses to obsess over academic ability through the use of rigorous testing and reporting. School is no longer about gaining knowledge or learning stuff that will one day be helpful as an adult. It's about memorizing a bunch of useless facts for a close-minded test.

That's why everyone hates going to school. - DCfnaf

3 Your parents torture you over them

All the time. I'm not even allowed to get an 80% when the lessons are super hard - FireWasp2004

I feel sorry for you man. You mom needs to get a damn life already. - AmtrakHan6993

4 They are not fair

Yeah I should totally get a D for missing something on a half day - 445956

Usually depends on the circumstances - it's especially ridiculous when grades are knocked down thanks to pretty insignificant things, like missing one lesson for a dentist's appointment or turning in just one little homework assignment a day late.

Sometimes even the work in class can be unfair. One time my Biology class took a big test just before grades came out, and a few of the questions were on material we hadn't covered in class, yet we were still expected to answer them. Nearly everybody got awful grades (and probably a nagging from their parents) thanks to that - luckily my grade wasn't too bad, but it was still horrifying to think that we were essentially being set up to fail the term. - Entranced98

5 They make people cheat
6 They turned school into a hellhole

That's what I was thinking. School is both a jail and a hellhole. - HelloWhyImHere

7 They are a false way of determining intelligence

Writing a few letters on a dead peice of wood does not make you smart. YES. Can you believe it? It's so fascinating! - TwilightKitsune

Me: *trades with a person next to me with science quizzes to check and grade, nothing but colored pencils.
Friend: *Hmmm, she got it all wrong. *crosses out all numbers of the test*
Me: *realizes that I got a 0/5, and put the paper upside down." - HelloWhyImHere

8 Some parents think bad grades are the end of the world

Mom, calm down. You're acting like I've just done a crime - FireWasp2004

Which you didn't. Your parents don't know what grades actually are. - AmtrakHan6993

9 They determine your future
10 They were created by a selfish tutor named William Farish in an effort to increase his salary

Well fudge you, William Farish - TwilightKitsune

The Contenders

11 People put too much of an emphasis on them
12 They judge your progress
13 They destroy confidence

My period 5 class gave me a D when I did all my work but just because I did terrible on one assignment, and I literally tried, and it was posted in the gradebook like, 7 times, and I got a Z for all of them. It ended up as a D. I also have an E in period 6 when I have done all my work properly and for no apparent reason, I have an E. And yes, my school thinks that they should change F's to E's to sound less harsh but it still stresses us out. This won't make me want to get my grades up, neither will it get my hopes up of getting my grades up. Screw the school system. - 445956

14 They increase by a subtle amount, and decrease by a huge amount
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1. Some parents think bad grades are the end of the world
2. They turned school into a hellhole
3. Your parents torture you over them
1. They cause stress
2. They are a false way of determining intelligence
3. Some parents think bad grades are the end of the world
1. They take the point of school away
2. They cause stress
3. Your parents torture you over them


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