Top 10 Worst School Subjects

The Top Ten
1 Math

This subject is terrible, difficult, and incoherent. I'm currently learning Algebra 2 Honors, and it's very challenging. It seems to make no sense. It appears to exist solely to confuse high school students and make them feel inadequate.

In fact, it's no wonder that many students have grades of B, C, or below, and only one has an A. I just had my math quiz on this topic, and I received a C. However, I didn't let it bother me and moved on.

Please note: This criticism is specific to this subject. Other areas of math may be simpler, but I'm criticizing this one in particular.

Most overrated and boring class ever. Nobody uses it directly. I do not care if my smartphone requires math to work. It also requires knowledge of electronics, and most of you don't know that. You all use a car, and most can barely change a tire, much less open the engine area and check what is wrong. Yet you still use a car! So don't go there with me about "we use math every day"... Yeah, you also live in a house every day but have no clue how to build one, so zip it!

2 Physical Education

In our PE classes, the teacher says this:
"Okay kids, today we are going to learn how to run and throw balls correctly."
What the heck! We've been doing that since we were babies, and now they tell us, run correctly or get a code.

It is the worst time of life to force kids to participate in sports that require teams and have a winner and loser. Some kids hit puberty early and others late. You cannot put the early puberty kid and the late puberty kid to play against each other. PE at school makes people hate working out.

I hated Gym Class, but I'll admit it was my own fault. I've never cared for sports, either as a participant or a spectator, and I'm not a coordinated or athletic person. I'm also not very competitive. I pretty much put forth zero effort in gym class, so a lot of the experience being miserable is my own fault for not trying more.

Still, it was pretty humbling for me, being humiliated by the coaches each day for not being good enough at this or that activity. The comments from the other kids, and the inevitable getting picked last when choosing teams, didn't help my self-esteem much either. It's weird too, because as an adult, I do try to work out now and I'm probably much fitter today than I ever was as a teenager. But today, I do solo workouts just for my own health and fitness. It's not about competing with others, keeping score, and trying to win at everything. Or, in my case, just struggling not to come in last place in most group activities.

3 Algebra

I don't get why people love this subject. It's so hard. All it has is pointless letters, codes, and more. Just a reminder that letters have NOTHING to do with Math, unless it's with problem-solving and some stuff like that. And if people actually love this subject (no offence to those reading this), they obviously lack their own brains to brainstorm how easy it is. I've recently learned this, and it's TORTURE. Not even going to lie.

I was burnt out by the end of the school year in May (mid-June), and this subject and science were the ones I was willing to give up on for my own sake. I think I just automatically hate anything that doesn't allow for a creative way out of it.

Not only that, after the term tests came back, I was devastated and doubted myself for weeks.

Luckily, that was last year, and they just kind of passed the point (and those tests didn't contribute to the main grade, and I still got an A-/B+).

4 History

History is taught horribly.

They spend too much time giving homework and projects that don't help at all. History is the type of subject where all you do is memorize facts. Yet, teachers force you to do unnecessary work that does nothing but weaken your understanding of the subject. Here is an example. There's no need for a teacher to assign notes on a section. Science usually assigns reading, but notes are not required. There will be a quiz or test on the material, so it's your funeral if you don't read. The individual can choose how to study. I actually do worse when taking notes than when not because I'm more focused on the actual material rather than filling up the paper. So, I read the chapter in science and understand it. However, there really isn't homework history teachers can assign. History is almost always about memorizing a bunch of facts, so it is difficult to test critical thinking and application skills. Therefore, they assign notes just for the sake of assigning homework. This needs to change. I honestly feel that the way they teach History is one of the worst aspects of the US education system. They need to stop making stupid, useless assignments. I once had to make Twitter posts for the founding fathers. How does that help me understand history? It really doesn't. It just wastes time and energy, and once again, teachers assign stupid projects like this in history because there isn't really any other way to assign a history project. It's assigned for the sake of assigning a project rather than for the sake of learning.

To be honest, I can't remember the last time I had a history project that wasn't cheesy, artsy, and useless. I doubt you can either.

5 Language Arts

English is literally the worst subject in my opinion. My teacher literally posted 4 assignments at the same freaking day. And I HATE HATE doing so much essays and being forced to read especially getting many English assignments.

It just makes English a lot more boring and difficult in my opinion. I rather do anything else but this boring and so much slower subject itself.

Unfortunately, English is a required class for me.

English would definitely taste like unsweetened tea that would make me dislike the taste.

I got a 55% on a reading comprehension test based on a novel. I passed, but I hate it. My original most hated subject used to be Social Studies, but I realized it's not getting hard. But seriously, what's worse than stupid history or politics? Grammar, sentence fluency, creativity for a story, essays, little details in a book, researching, figurative languages, and the worst... writing quality! Math is easier for me because it's literally all about methods, and sometimes, I don't have to rely on my calculator. I find it so funny that many people bash math because it's about numbers, but compare it to making sentences. I hate summarizing so much. I can't rephrase it into words on my own, and when I have to research, I have to avoid plagiarism!

6 Foreign Language

Right now, I do Greek (which is my native language), English, French, and Ancient Greek, and I will start a programming language when the holidays end. The only ones I use are Greek and English, which I don't have much of a problem with. French and Ancient Greek are completely useless to me, and I also hate the teachers of those subjects.

It's pointless if you don't want to travel anywhere outside of your home country. It makes you lose brain cells just trying to pronounce the words. Taking Spanish and French every year is boring. Why not have other languages, such as Arabic, German, Polish (which I can actually speak a little of), Portuguese, Swedish, etc.? It's pointless!

I learn Mandarin. There are four levels, depending on where you're from:

1. Non-Asians
2. Non-Asians/Asian people who know the basics
3. Asian people who aren't Chinese (like Taiwanese or Mixed Chinese)
4. Fully Chinese

If you were level 1, 2, or 3, you were fine. But for me, I was in level 4, which made Mandarin HELL. It wasn't so bad before a new teacher came. She was extremely biased towards all the actual Chinese people (not Cantonese), and chose students who didn't know the answer. Worse, there was tons of homework and exams.

7 Religion

Why are people teaching us stuff that could be fake? Okay, according to science, even science, Jesus is real, but it's likely that the people who wrote the Bible were lying nearly all the time and the Bible is just a big lie. And Christians, sorry for insulting the Bible, but we can't know less about George Washington, a guy who lived 300 years ago, than some random guy that lived a millennium ago.

If religion didn't exist, the world would have been a better place to begin with. Imagine making kids at school waste brain cells to learn about the imaginary friends of people who lived centuries ago.

I don't get why public schools would have religion. Catholic or Jewish schools, maybe, but not public ones. And to the atheists out there, don't you dare accuse Christians and Catholics of "shoving it down your throat." That is not true, first of all. Second, it is not a fact that it's a waste of time. Third, don't say that Jesus and God are fake. Because they're not. So please stop acting like you are always right.

8 Writing

I'm so glad I don't have to learn this subject anymore. I've retired at fifth-sixth grade from this subject and I consider it pretty mean and unfair.

Here's what I can explain: First of all, when a student is in kindergarten, preschool, first, or second grade, they should learn this subject and then retire at third grade since third graders are already great writers. Second, I personally think it's really disrespectful to continue learning this subject at fourth grade because some students at that grade are trying their best to also succeed in calligraphy. Third, I may be wrong, but this subject doesn't even get associated with any tests, exams, etc. So what's the point of this subject? Kids can write whenever they want to and should surpass it by third grade.

I have an assignment, and it says, "Make an emotional connection to your audience." Like, why should I make an emotional connection with my teacher?

9 Geometry

I am currently taking geometry and I HATE IT. Not only will I not need it at all for my future career (I'm more oriented towards being an author, particularly in fantasy) but I also have a test TOMORROW. Plus, I have anxiety. Put two and two together and you know what happens next.

It's not the teacher's fault. I am almost 100% sure that by the end of the school year, my brain will purposefully erase everything that ever happened in that class. And my mom is making me go to after-school sessions for it. You can't make someone who doesn't want anything to do with the subject love it. That's not how life works.

I can totally relate. My school is supposed to be one of the best math schools in the district, yet all the math teachers there are terrible. I got stuck with the worst of them all. Oh my god, I can't put up with it any longer. Now, I can perfectly see why some high schoolers drop out. Shoving all this gibberish down our throats won't pay off in the future unless you're planning on becoming one of these teachers. This is why I lost all respect for math teachers. They all seem the same to me: boring, monotone robots who give lectures non-stop. They should be fired.

10 Science

This is supposed to be first, as it's very hard, especially with a teacher like mine. I'm in year seven, and my teacher gave us a booklet to do over the weekends. Well, today I was trying to do it, and it was too hard. At the bottom of the booklet, there was a website link. I searched it up, and it said grade 9. Only about 2-3 people get this done correctly in my class. One is a real female nerd - I wish I had her intelligence. Another has a mum who is a science teacher, and the last one is a genius.

I despise Geology and Biology. I can't memorize everything, and it's not very helpful for a future author. My teacher says Biology would be "useful" for writing murder mysteries and stuff. Who said I'm going to write murder mysteries?! I just want to write science fiction novels because Astronomy is the only interesting kind of science so far. Maybe next year when I start Chemistry, I'll like it.

Worst to best:

1. Worst: Chemistry - What, we have to memorize the whole periodic table? I barely can even memorize the compounds (sodium, cobalt, zinc, etc.). Like, come on, man, give us a break. I kept on getting C's in this class.

2. Easier (Still Horrible): Physics - While we're on the topic, wave mechanics is literally the worst nightmare of my school year. We have to apply sine and cosine (which I'm not good at), and it just seems useless.

3. Best (Really the Best): Geology - This one I get straight A's in, and I think it's quite useful compared to others. We can learn about our surroundings and how they are formed. Some may disagree with me, but this is my opinion. Feel free to comment.

The Contenders
11 Dance

We had to do stupid dances in the gym hall. And then the teacher decided to play cringy music in class. The lesson is also embarrassing because it is just you being humiliated in front of everyone.

Oh. My. God. In my old school (I've moved to a better one now), we had a dance lesson every fortnight. Our teacher was cranky and old, and she had about three songs (really annoying ones) on her iPod. We had to do stupid dances as a warm-up, walk around and do stupid stuff like hand gestures, and we had to compose a dance. Dance is so stupid! And I'm shy, so a dance lesson is like hell for me!

So overrated. We had a mandatory gym unit called "DANCE UNIT," and it was bad. My friends and I are athletes, and we didn't want to dance to Fortnite. We made our dance to some hip-hop songs, rap, and the NFL intro, but it was still terrible.

12 Physics

I hate physics so much. I am so bad at it, and if I don't learn a single thing, I will be bad at it forever. It's very hard and difficult. I also find it boring, but that's probably because of my teacher.

Physics is the worst subject ever. Maybe it's just my teacher, but it is boring, not interesting, and not fun to do or learn.

It was fun in elementary school. Now it's boring. Literally, who cares about the physics of a hockey puck being hit?

13 Literature

Most boring subject ever. I understand the importance of language, but why do I need to learn Literature? Sure, some people might want to pursue a career in Literature, but how does reading old books with exaggerated expressions help someone write better? I find it so annoying that it barely gets to the main point.

This is horrible. I had the worst time ever having to read boring Shakespeare books! I mean, I can't understand one sentence in those books! In grade 3, we were supposed to read a book during the winter break and it was supposed to be a book that you never read before. All my books are old, so I have read them all twice. Thankfully, my birthday was in winter, so I got a book from my friend!

They make us read a ton of stupid and boring old books, ensure we take notes on every single page, then answer a ton of confusing questions that don't make any sense.

14 Typing

The fastest way to type is with two fingers, which allows me to reach 58 WPM. But NO, the teachers say that's the wrong way to type. They forcefully put your hands on the standard keys, and you're just super slow like that. I mean, when I type like that, my speed is 23 WPM. In fact, the essays and everything are timed, and you have to be faster than a certain amount of WPM. Indeed, the smartest kid I know, who makes straight A's in every other subject but typing, struggles because he's a bit slow at typing.

I had to do this in grade 3, and I thought it would be fun, but seriously. I already know how to type! Come on, man! Who cares if you put your index finger on the 'a'? My hands are pretty small too, so the typing class made my hands hurt.

What's worse is how they want you to position your hands! It's horrible! They put your fingers on the main keys, and it just hurts your hands! Without doing the "best" way to type, I can type up to 62 wpm, but using the "best" way, I end up typing at 18 wpm!

15 Biology

I'm in 8th Grade now, and we had to take it last year in 7th Grade! I don't get why we needed to learn such a hard topic in middle school. I didn't even understand a single thing! How do they expect us to know this in middle school?! We should take biology in high school, not middle school.

Biology and Geology are the worst. At least Astronomy is interesting! I miss when my class was taught about stars, planets, and galaxies. I find outer space to be interesting.

I'm never going to be a biologist, so I don't see the point of learning biology. It's hard as hell, memorizing all the amoebas and euglenas and whatnot.

16 Calculus

I don't even want to know what schools were thinking when they turned ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics into a form of mathematics. There's no way I'd ever pass this class without cheating on everything.

Oh my god... Calculus? I would rather be counting to 1 trillion with the teacher beside me.

Absolutely pointless, extremely difficult, and complicated too.

17 Computer Science

I used to like computer science in my past schools. It was very fun. We didn't learn coding, however. When I switched schools, I thought we would learn coding, one thing I really dreamed of. BUT NO. Instead of coding, all we did was study the history of computing and we learned about stocks. I thought we were in computer science, not business or history.

Just incredibly useless. I could be spending time doing something useful like going outside and getting fresh air, but instead, I have to do some coding. What is the point of coding?! It's the most boring class there is.

I'm in AP Computer Science A this year, and I hate it! My mom forced me to take it. I'm not good at computer science, and coding is just not my thing. It's not worth it unless you want to work in a job that uses it.

18 Business Studies

That's for college or something!

This subject is torture.

Accounting is fun, at least.

19 Civics

Ugh, I can't explain the loathing I have towards this subject. I don't give a damn about the law, and we aren't even going to use this in our lives, anyway.

We get tablets, but it's so damn stupid.

Who cares about America anymore?

20 Geology

Geology was so boring and unnecessary. How is it going to help a future author in life?

Sheldon was right. Geology sucks.

I loathe geology with everything in me. I'm taking a geology exam right now, and it is miserable.

21 Social Studies

Who needs to know where the Red Sea is or which country has the most earthquakes from a boring lesson if Guinness World Records or National Geographic Kids can tell us in a more amusing way?

Worst subject ever. I almost fell asleep in social studies today! (Not an expression, I literally almost did!)

22 Music

My music teacher, whom I'll call Ms. Smith (just in case she's reading this), is an extremely strict and harsh lady who really cares about her music. But what's the point? I'm in Grade 9 and I have to sing songs probably meant for primary-aged kids. Not to mention, we use broken old instruments. One time I screwed up while we were using bongos, and guess what? I had to write on lined paper over and over again, "I will follow the rules," on both sides. That's why I'm moving high schools.

It's pointless. Most of us aren't going to become musicians. Why are people hating on math and English when we need them? This should be higher on the list.

If I insult music class, I'll get yelled at. My teacher plays crappy modern pop songs. I had to cheat on a music test once.

23 English

First, everyone (because it's the national language) learns English from a very young age, and now some even have a certificate that says they know English, while I will get it in three to four years. The teacher has students who are more highly educated than me in the class, so I have to put in way more effort to keep up with the others. And I am doing very well. I get 18-19 out of 20, and the teacher still wants more. For example, I got 18 on a test where the others got 17 or less, and the teacher says to me specifically, "You don't have good vocabulary."

English is good when it's actually useful to real life, like grammar and vocabulary or writing about topics you care about. I hate English when you have to do useless things like Shakespeare, what a black box symbolizes, book reports, transcendentalism, etc. Those should be optional for people that want to become a writer or any job that uses those skills. Otherwise, it's just pointless.

24 Economics

In my school, economics is split into two parts: business administration and political economy. The second one is just boring. But business administration... it's full of complicated things to apply and study, basically math with theory. And you want to know the worst part? The worst part is that today, for doing all the job that this subject teaches us, can be done with a machine at the push of a button. Damn!

It was a decent subject for me, but now this subject is utter garbage! Yes, even worse than math!

What's the point of it anyway?

25 Sex Education

We had to learn this in Year 6. To be honest, it was really boring and weird learning about such stuff. The worst part is that teachers make us watch videos about how babies are really born (sorry, storks fanboys), and they aren't made of paper. They had to separate us by boys and girls, and it wasn't pleasant. Plus, half of my class were too immature to learn this. As a Muslim, we banned this in mosque. There's a comment about how in other parts of the world, they are making sex education essential in most places. As they said, kids are too young and naive. They start doing weird stuff like playing with privates.

You either find this subject really funny, or you find it really weird and disgusting. I'm the type of person who finds it weird. This subject is just really weird. No explanation needed.

I'm not some Christian Conservative, but I don't think schools should be teaching students graphic details about sex. Abstinence is a choice, but so is having sex. Luckily, this class is optional and students will only take it if their parents, caretakers, or guardians allow them to.

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