Top 10 Stupidest School Subjects


The Top Ten

1 Gym (P.E.)

Seriously, because of this class I'm starting to get depression. I used to be a very happy, bubbly, and funny person, but then P.E. got tougher and more boring. Kids began to cry, people began to get injured - basically hell on earth. I always finished last in P.E. and always got teased for it, despite being head of my class in everything else. I had to resort to locking myself up in the school bathroom and crying while people weren't looking! It was very hard at school. Everyone liked P.E. except me. They are just trying to get all the stupid jocks to feel good at something. If you devote your life to games, you'll never accomplish anything.

Oh! I can't touch my toes! I never have been able too. No need to try and give me personal yoga lessons, also harassing me. I think I'll live without having to touch my toes or run a mile in under than 10 minutes..

Good grief, P.E. was more inactive than I thought. If time in P.E. were spent effectively, it would be less time for explanations, more time for games. No mile run, no tests, and no excessive lecture times. Lockers need stalls for the tubby people. My worst P.E. class mate was HAMZAH Ass-lay. He is a troll with a long head who won't even stop yelling when he has the chance to. Please, I would like to talk behind his back.

Its just useless and painful mentally and phsically. Just let it be an optional class to take so we don't get our day ruined every time.

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2 RE (Religious Studies)

I have to go to CCD against my own will, and I'm not even a believer! What's the point, anyway? It's not really all that useful when you grow up. You don't have to go to church or even know what Christmas is and still celebrate Christmas and Easter. It's a free country, do what you want. But the worst thing is is that sometimes, kids get impressions that Jewish people are bad and start being mean to kind people because they learned that "Jewish people killed Jesus! They ruined the world! " At least it's only a small percentage. In life, we learn lessons, and we don't HAVE to learn it from a book written by primitive men.

You need to know and respect other people's religions. If you want them to join yours the best way is to be kind, respectful, give them knowledge and show them your knowledge of religions. This subject is important. And just because I am a Christian doesn't mean I don't respect and/or hate other people with their religions. I believe I must know their religion first and then try to change them from their heart.

I have nothing against Jews. I'm a believer. But I don't think they should make kids go against their will

Nothing wrong with learning about other religions, you gotta know the different beliefs in order to know what's going on and also to know how to respect those that believe in a certain religion.

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3 Art

There are hardly any jobs because its hard to get a job in so people think of it as a hobby and many other subjects people have no interest in getting a job in. I have no interest becoming a scientist. Becoming a doctor, nurse, vet is something not everyone would want to get a job in because you have to be a brainiac. It does not mean we will have jobs in McDonalds there are tons of jobs you can get without being a brainiac like doctors and scientists. Working in factories, hotels, office job, hairdressing.

I like it sometimes, but I hate the history they teach in it. In 5th grade, we always watched a fun movie on the artist's life. That was what made me love it. But the thing I hate was, again, the history. Why do we have to read about some stupid guy who drew 3 circles on a paper and suddenly go famous for that? No seriously, people did that. There's a difference between modern art and purely not trying. Anyway, I hope grade 6 art goes well… - BlueTopazIceVanilla

The subject is tedious and boring, there are hardly any jobs that you need a qualification in art for making it completely useless and some of the things that you have to do are really hard.

Art in my school. it is nothing but plain hell. teachers are strict, students are vile.

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4 Music

I do not understand why this must be a school subject. I do not like performing in front of others, and I am abominable at playing instruments that involve more than 1 note, and all this first semester I didn't even know how to even play just 1 note on a guitar. I only know how to play Mayonnaise, literally. All I need are multiple empty jars of them and and equal amount of rocks. It's so much simpler, all you need to do is smash the jars with the rocks at different strengths to emit noises at different frequencies to make a song.

I agree that Music is pointless. All the years I have done it, I have not learn one thing. I have not learnt how to play any instruments, or to sing. The only thing that the teacher made us do was learn the recorder. That was it. He gave us a recorder and a music book and taught us one song. I still have no idea how to play it. Most schools have actual classes to learn music. I don't think it is necessary to have music as a class.

This is my experience of being in music:

Every trimester there is some stupid singing performance where we are expected to sing harmonies and sound effing perfect. Kids are NOT professional singers and this should NOT BE AN EXPECTATION.
music teacher yells at us half of the time and then yells about how we are wasting music time when she's the one wasting our time!

WORST THING ABOUT THIS: me and my friend are pretty good singers and we decided to audition for a talent show in our school (because why not? ). the music teacher was the judge and let one girl perform 2 different acts while me and my friend didn't "get in". everyone was really confused as to why we didn't make it. our teacher has a bunch of "favorites" and all of the performers were asian (chinese, korean, japanese, etc...)

In 6th grade my class started playing 2nd grade instruments. I hated it. You sing and do instruments, and you get a good grade. And the music teacher was like “Sing and you will get a good grade” like lol what - HelloWhyImHere2

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5 English

Honestly, the basics of English is all you really need. Just grammar and spelling. But upper leveled courses just have to put in annotating, understanding the meaning of literature, reading large heck novels, learning sentence structure, determining if a word is a noun/verb/adjective. Why do I have to understand what this one line of a poem means? Why do I have to read a 200 page book before 3 weeks and take a test over it? This is all pretty useless. I just need to understand basics and I'll be through with my life. Plus you're going to judge a foreign person by their terrible grammar?

Ok today we are learning about prepositional phrases, declarative sentences, complex sentences and everything else you don't need to learn even if you are an author. YEA. There is no point for this class after 3rd grade. If you know how to read and write or make a presentation, YOU don't NEED THIS STUPID CLASS ANYMORE. You need PE if your fat, You need art if you want to be a fashion designer or a video game designer, You need math for everything, science is helpful for scientists, History/SS is important if you are a journalist or detective, RE I can't fight, that class is as useless but Lots of people don't have it, Music can go on your resume, Drama is used for actors, and Foreign languages actually increase your chances for a raise or a better job like on an airplane place or something.

We are writing comparative essays on films and novels. When will I ever have to compare some bull texts in the real world. Seriously, what jobs out there require you to do this. And, why do teachers put more thought into a book than the author. The red curtain is red because the author said it was, the end. Don't go analysing every word on the page of a book and every scene in a movie.

This stupid class makes everyone fail

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6 Drama

I love acting. Like LOVE. But it's pretty much teaching the bad kids to lie even better than they already do and kids like me to enhance my skills. - SoccerFan

It teaches you what expression you must have on your face while telling a lie. Literally. - Animefan12

I like it but the teacher in High School Musical made it less bearable - Ihateschool

Jersey Shore freaks

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7 Math

Basic Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, time, money, and word problems. That's all the math you really need to live a happy life. I'm pretty sure I could go through my whole life and NOT need to know how to calculate pi. Also, ever hear of this magical device called a calculator?! Use it. You probably have one on your phone.

Math is important...But we only need the basics. Half of the stuff they teach us I gurantee we aren't going to use later in life. Math is just a boring hell. And my class gets Math homework every day! What's the point of homework? The hours we have at home is for FUN AND RELAXATION after we suffer through 7 hours of school.

Math is so useless. You can use a calculator or a scientific one. My teacher always says that "Math is important because you are going to learn calculus in the future...'. No one uses calculus or other complicated math stuff ever (other than school).

Math is a living hell and you will suffer an eternity in the class. THE CLAASS IS WHERE YOU WILL SUFFER FOR AN HOUR PLUS.

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8 Biology

Doesn't make sense and is useless - Ihateschool

I've never learned true biology, but it sounds cool.

What is biology - Unknownguy

To all teachers:we can do your job one milllion times than you!

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9 Dance

Dance Should be an optional subject for those who love Dancing. Just like me.
It is stupid to make it compulsory as it is not useful in practical life for everyone.

Why is this even a subject?

This might be the worst and worst and worst school subject in History

I hate dance and drama, but I have to pick dance, as the worst one out of them both. All of my friends know since I was very young dance is NOT for me. It is embarrassing when all the other girls love to dance and are good at it, but there’s me, looking like a fool with a miserable face on. Usually I’m a happy girl but when I walk into that dance studio, you see my face change completely lol. Can anyone agree?

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10 Sociology

What is this teaching you how to talk I knew how to at 1 hrs old

I don't wanna learn cause People are gonna become Athletes not work needs.

What kind of subject is this? - Skullkid755

Want to learn sociology, GO GET A PYSCHOLOGIST

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The Contenders

11 Health

You guys can kill me for saying this, but all of the previous things on here can actually be interesting at least some of the time. But health is completely useless, even if you are an aspiring doctor and such. Text books just recite things that we already know and have known since when we could talk. For example, it doesn't take a god damn rocket scientist to know that in order to have good mental health, you need to feel happy. And it doesn't take an astro-physicist to know that in order to have good physical health, you should eat enough fruit and such. The only thing that this class and the textbooks do is recite completely random crap that we've either learned already or just know from experience. Basically, it's boring and I do not find that anything I've learned in this stupid class is new or interesting.

If you wanna become a doctor, this is a really important class

Health is the stupidest subject ever

Health is a lot of work, it's crazy - Unknownguy

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12 Citizenship

Is this a real class?

Should be your parents teaching you to do that

"Why important? "

13 Foreign Languages

Who needs them, it's not like your gonna move to Mars when you grow up. - Rapnpop

Foreign languages are hard, our first French homework when I was 11 is to write a giant paragraph, - Harri666

Another pointless subject. Why bother learning other languages when everyone speaks English? Dang

I have to take French and I hate it. I’m getting crappy marks even though I work my butt off, my teacher picks favourites and I am not one of them, the teacher is mean... I hate French. come on even half the French teachers can’t actually fully speak the language

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14 History

"Fools who don't respect the past are doomed to repeat it,"-Nico Robin

Those of you who said "They're all dead anyway," let me tell you something! Many of those people who are "all dead anyway" died in terrible wars like world war II. Do you want another world war? Learn form history and stop it from repeating itself. Thank you for reading.

Sure learning it may prevent me from being doomed to repeat it. But I should learn about certain people over others? Why not learn everyone who fought for World War II? Because I'm too busy with other school subjects and other things in life. The only place I will find this useful is in it's own class. And it's all in the past, you can't change the past, nor will it teach you the future.

They're all dead anyway

When are we ever going to use the name of every single country in Africa?

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15 Geography

Canada speaking here, the way we were taught geography was dumb. half this course was inaccurate information about global warming and how solar panels are very "environmentally friendly" (yeah right) and how everyone should have environmentally friendly electricity free homes.

The other half dealt with actual geography and is probably okay. Kids should know what the capital of every province is, but also the course should consider the rest of the world. In Canada, students are taught absolutely nothing on any subject that doesn't concern Canada. You don't know where Australia or Africa is on the world map? You think Europe is a country? It's OK, as long as you know the capital of Nunavut.

How is this ever gonna help me in the future? THERE's NO WAY! I hate music, art, literature but nothing beats geography.

You need history in order to do geography

That's for sure. Geography is unnecessary and useless. Geography is nothing.

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16 Botany

Why study something that at the end we don't in consideration?

Plants are cool.

We don't need this info in the future - Ihateschool

Nature and trees are not fun it is so boring

17 Philosophy

How many times have you used philosophy? It is more useless than art or music

It's actually a great subject

I like it because I always question every litle detail in life - Ihateschool

18 Algebra

Useless, so what if you don't know a number? - sryanbruen

Algebra is so easy, geometry is hard - Unknownguy

The worst class of my life

Algebra? More like ALGE-BRUH! - HelloWhyImHere2

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19 Reading

Who actually summarizes stories as a kid

I read, and get top grades.

Oops I mean adult


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20 Sex Education

This doesn't even belong in a classroom. - Powerfulgirl10

Everyone needs to know these things though

At my school they taught us this when I was 10

Who gives a rats butt about this,i am so lucky we don't do this often because of how dumb it is

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21 Latin

Modern languages like French, German and Spanish SHOULD be taught in schools. At least they are actually spoken in the world and are used in many good businesses, but Latin? It's a dead language! Nobody speaks it anymore! So WHY THE HELL would you actually teach it?! All classical languages should be scrapped from the education system and replaced with French German or Spanish. Latin is useless in every sense of the word!

Though learning this language provides a lot of background knowledge for many root words, it is the official language of zero nations, and is in fact a first language to no one on Earth. - fuegoconhielopara777

Everyone who actually speaks Latin is DEAD. Why bother learning it in school? - Megalink

What is the point of teaching a language that no one uses anymore?

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22 French

French is NOT stupid. Whoever added this is absolutely ignorant.

This is the worst! we have to learn the cringiest stories and I hate it so much that I don't care I'm spelling things wrong. In fact it is known as Tuesday TORTURE in my school.

23 German
24 Russian

Stupid Russian boyfriend from military school, still lovin the soviets.

25 Lunch/Break Times

We NEED this class, no lunch/break means we get hungry and distracted. This reduces our concentration in later subjects. Whoever added this is an idiot.

School is about LEARNING and getting EDUCATED, not for eating or doing stupid stuff.

Consuming food is for anti-intellectuals. I on the other brian, starve myself until I arrive to my shelter.

26 Music Appreciation
27 Writing

I only voted on this for a comment. I honestly love writing and the basics and some more is very essential to your career life. However, above that it should be optional (like a lot of the classes on this list) as writing is a job that really isn't for everyone (especially since it isn't a very reliable source of income, unfortunately). - Juniper

28 Greek


29 Spanish

So boring! The Class is to easy and it's very repetitive! The teachers don't talk about what you're interested in. During the sports lesson, they didn't even have sports such as karate and other common sports that kids do.

A lot of Spanish words are very similar to English words. - Powerfulgirl10

30 Literature
31 Exploratory
32 Urdu
33 Civics
34 Computers
35 Web Design

If you miss even one tiny assignment for this class, you're screwed throughout the entire year in the class. It loads you with too much work that has to be on exact point. When I mean exact point, I mean literally every single note you type can change a web page into disaster. Then if you do make a mistake in your codes, you gotta find the error that takes you over 5 hours to solve, yet nothing changes afterwards. The class gives you too much work yet so little points to never raise your grade if you're tying so. If you literally have nothing to do, this is the class for you. But if you're active and going out living life, this class will be a living hell for you.

36 Physics

To the person who said this is a stupid subject, maybe you are just too stupid for physics. Which is one of the most important subjects ever.

It's actually really important.

We all hate this complicated stuff. - Rapnpop

Upvoted only to comment. This course is not mandatory, how the hell is it stupid? It deals with actual sciences and is excellent for students who wish to have a future in any career related to physics (ie. Engineering)

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37 Chemistry

Most interesting subject in my opinion.

I like making explosions and pissing off my teacher

I like the cool labs and Bill Nye the Science Guy!

38 Theatre Arts
39 Orchestra
40 Professional Communications

Boaring propaganda and lesions on why a ba is nessisary also a chance for idiots to act stupid. And a stupid "news" activity.

41 Economics
42 Additional Mathematics
43 Ethics

This is by far the most useless and stupid class...

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