Top Ten Worst School Subjects

The Top Ten
1 Math Math

I don't think math is that hard as people make it to be. I would say the difficulty depends on the teacher's abilities. My middle school teacher was very bad at teaching and I had to learn the concepts of pre-algebra and algebra myself which was pretty stressful, but when I got to high school my teachers were pretty more relaxed and more encouraging even if the students make mistakes which was a big relief for me. All it takes is effort, a good teacher, or alternatively a study group. Unfortunately most students miss out the latter.

God almighty, Maths is the WORST! Not only are the classes extremely boring, but I've always been terrible at Maths. To the Education system: Please get rid of Maths ASAP.

Mental Abuse To Humans. That's the true meaning of maths. Up to a certain point maths is easy, eg numeracy, simple area stuff etc, but once the names of the stuff are after greek guys - that's when you know you're in for a lot of pain. The amount of times I've tried not to launch my book across the room in class or have a mental breakdown doing homework is unreal. So many mathematical concepts are so difficult to grasp, and I truly believe some people just don't have a maths brain, and for these people it's practically impossible. I know this because I am one of them lol. Plus so much of maths is completely useless unless you want to go into a niche field of work. When am I ever gonna need to know my table of exact values? My brain hurts thinking about it.

I remember I hated maths in school being maths dyslexic I hated a teacher helper who taught me tens and units the main teacher was a total bully and made the whole class stand and went around every pupil with a sum they seated when they got it right. Me always the last standing and asked me hard sums which to that I couldn't answer my point maths is hard

2 Physical Education

It baffles me how PE is disliked by many. If it's taught by an overweight teacher then I can see how that makes sense. There are tons of people who are overweight and want to shake it off by moving their bodies. Besides math I think PE is the most important subject because it teaches the importance of exercise and to stay in shape, which goes a long way since you will suffer less health problems in the future.

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 ... and 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 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).

Like literally yesterday I overheated at Physical Education because they make you play it for too long with out BREAKS! This is the reason why it sucks

PE is only bad if your one of the skinny wimps like me. While everyone else is lifting 100 pounds I can barely lift 30 pounds. Back in Elementary they took it too seriously. I always failed PE in elementary. I'd get A's in everything else. To me I think you shouldn't teach PE and sure I can understand why thy want us to be fit and all but 1/3 of America is obese and the other 2/3 are nearly there. So if everyone is gonna get fat sooner or later, why bother with PE? Does it slow the fat an laziness down? No, if you're like me, it makes your legs feel like tere being scraped off by a boiling hot rusty knife.

3 Algebra Algebra

Algebra is hell, like it so hard to understand. The most difficult algebra should only be reserved for prisoners on death row as an excuse to leave. That would be impossible.

I am ever gonna use this? Like seriously, x+7=14 ok, easy enough, I am don't think I will need it though, execpt it just gets harder and more useless, not only do u have to add and subtract, positive and negative numbers but you also divide and multiply and then there those stupid letters x,y, and that's not it just gets worse, I don't even think about it, this all just so utterly uselss and it hurts my brain.

I think the reason I hate it is because it's totally and utterly useless, and it's made into such a big deal--and for what? We will use about 2% of what we learn in algebra in real life. I can't believe home many times I've cried because I didn't understand. I wish I'd realized sooner it won't come in handy, and I'll be perfectly fine with or without it

Math is fine, I think it is a very useful subject and probably the most useful subject. By math, I'm talking about adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. Also ratios, percents and fractions. But this? When at any time will you need to simplify 4x^2 + 3x +8 divided by 12x^2 + 6x + 4? I have asked so many people the same question. 100% of then answer that they have never used algebra at all. Heck almost any adult can tell you that they don't remember half the formulas they learned.

4 Language Arts Language Arts

Tomato: Is colored red.
English teacher: This clearly symbolizes the rage and evil of human nature. The fact that this is a plant represents that the rage and evil is growing slowly. Eventually, it matures in which humanity is at risk.

THANK YOU! Reading is boring, getting yourself to hallucinate based of the words for me is a struggle and so is writing an essay.

I got a 55% on a reading comprehension test based on a novel. 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 many people are bashing on math because it's about numbers but compare it to making sentences. I hate summarizing so much, I can't rephrase it to words on my own and when I have to research, I have to avoid plagiarism!

If the point of a book is to convey a message, what is the point of concealing the message with literary nonsense? This isn't a game of hide and seek. If the common man can't understand what you are trying to say after 1 maybe 2 times of reading it, that doesn't make you a literary genius. It makes you someone who is incompetent at conveying information. Don't get me wrong. I love really good metaphors and analogies and whatnot. But when I have to spend minutes just to interpret the full meaning of line, then it's a bad line (or I'm a retard).

5 History History

"Those who do not learn from history are destined to repeat it."
Are you suggesting if I don't learn from someone who died by eating poisonous flowers, I am destined to do the same? If I don't learn from someone who became extremely rich, I am doomed to become rich too? If I don't learn from someone who got killed by a shark while swimming in the ocean, does that mean I am doomed to get killed by a shark too?
Technically, history can be everything, not just society, politics, civilization, wars... If someone drinks soda, that is history! History is the study of past events, so if a random centipede died in the year 1277, that is also history. I just don't understand why we have to learn about people murdering each other, as if I am doomed to murder someone in the future if I don't learn from history. Pfft, so if a baby with survival instincts in an island doesn't learn from the Holocaust, apparently, that baby is doomed to murder six million people someday. Besides, doesn't ...more

I don't care what happened in the Ancient Egypt. I don't care about politics. Do dead people even impact me? If someone were to explain history, I would appreciate it more if they tell how and why this is important. Yeah I know I'm doomed to repeat the past if I don't learn it, but how exactly? Perhaps if I wanna learn about people, psychology would be better since it's more of a science like seriously it could explain what causes these people and their minds to act a certain way. The Middle Ages ended in 1520 YAYYYAY clearly this is gonna help me pay taxes... Besides, the past is in the past just... let go already and move on. What would even happen if I didn't learn that the Christopher Columbus voyaged in the Americas in 1492? Oof I guess I'll have to "repeat" it then.

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 weakens 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 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 in 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 memorize 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. ...more

History,History,History, what?! I don't care about Christopher colombus or America all together, I don't care about World war 1 or 2 or who it happend between. Why do even need to learn this?
I don't care about the history of my country and I am being told learn other countrys?!
I being honest I actually have a history and geography exam tomorrow, I hope I don't fail. History has to be the most boring subject.

6 Religion Religion

This should be No.1, its boring and useless in life unless we all want to become preachers. Plus I'm atheist so this would be really stupid for me. And we can't teach all 10,000 religions at once, so screw that class.

I don't get why public schools would have religion. Catholic or Jewish schools maybe but not public. 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 of all it is not a fact that it's a waste of time. Third of all, don't you say that it's Jesus and God are fake. Cause it's not. So please stop acting like you are always right.

How is this not No. 1? It is the most pointless subject in the history of the world. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, but how is this going to help us in the future? What use could this probably do? So in my job interview, this is going to be important? "So you want to work at Pizza Hut? Well, sure, but only if you state ten religions! " Utterly pointless.

In my opinion, I think that science is the explanation to all of this. The air, earth, fire and water all have an explanation. But what do people say when they don't want to believe the truth, they say a man called god did this. Why is god a man? How sexist!

7 Foreign Language

UGH, back in elementary, this was a forced course (Spanish). It just sucked, and I don't plan to speak anything other than English.

I really horrible and terrible at my supposedly mother tongue, I considered it an foreign language. And here I am being told to learn languages of countrys I barely even anything about.

I learn Mandarin. There are 4 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 hella biased to all the actual Chinese people (not Cantonese), and chose students who didn't know the answer. Worse, there was tons of homework and tons of exams.

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!

8 Geometry

When will I ever need this? I don't want to be an engineer or construction worker, I want to be a writer. Hell, I was never that good at math to begin with, and this subject just irritated me so much last year. Honestly, if my grade was just based on tests, I would've failed, because I got an F on every test I took, except semester exams, which I got a C and D on, and those were curved up. Yeah, that's really showing that this useless subject should be taught even though no one gets it and always fails it. Jeez, math was fine before letters were involved.

I can totally relate. My school is supposed to be one of the best math schools in the district, yet all the math teachers suck there. And 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 the reason why some high schoolers are dropouts. Shoving all this gibberish down our throats won't pay off in the future unless you're planning on being one of these teachers. This is why I lost all respect in math teachers. They're all the same: boring, monotone robots who give lectures 24/7. Their asses should be fired

I hate this subject so damn much! We got a semester exam recently and I got a 52%. Now my parents blame me for failing instead of being it obvious that it was the teacher's fault. My geometry teacher can't teach at all. She just calls people on the phone and wait for the call back so she can continue teaching. The worst part of it is she expects us to pass the test even though the entire class is failing! Now this is risking my chances for getting a cell phone because I want one and my dad says I have to get a B to get it. If I get anything possibly lower, I'm totally blaming the teacher!

I hate it so much! I only have an A- in Geometry because I get full credit for doing the homework and trying, but it's still the most confusing thing ever! I'm basically dyslexic when it comes to Geometry. It's just a ton of numerical squiggles to me.

9 Writing Writing

My handwriting sucks. Yet, I have to write, and write until my pencil is so worn that it writes wider and lighter. My hand would hurt a lot.

This was worse when they made you handwrite everything. My handwriting is horrible, and I'd get bad grades on everything because my teacher could barely read it. Typing makes stuff way easier, but essays are awful any way you do it. Let us write want, people!

We don't have to grow up to be authors. We learned cursive and now we're forced to write in cursive, it won't help us in the real world anyways. Cursive just make writing slower so you won't catch up with the rest of the class

I don't understand why we will need this in life. Half of the kids in my class never know what to write when we have to write a paragraph or more literally every day.

10 Science Science

This isn't supposed the be first, it's very hard especially with a teacher like mine. I'm in year seven, my teacher gave you a booklet to do over the weekends, well today I was trying to do it, it was too hard, at the bottom of the booklet it had a website link I searched it up and it said grade 9. Only about 2-3 get this done correctly in my class, one is a real female nerd I wish I had her intelligence, the other has a mum which is a science teacher and last is a genius.

You have to learn what medications to take if you get some kind of disease. Without learning Science, you would probably keep burning fossil fuels. So have fun dealing with the heat because of climate change deniers!

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 ids 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 and I barely can even memorize the compound; (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/ Will we are on the topic wave and it is literally the worst nightmare of my school year. We have to apply sine and cosine(which I'm not good at), and also it just useless.

3. Best(Really the best): Geology/ This one I get straight A's and I think this one is quite useful compared to other. We can learn out surrounding and how it is formed. Some may disagree with me but this is my opinion. Feel free to comment.

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11 Physics

I hate physics so much, I am so bad at it and if I won'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

My physics teacher barely taught anything in 10th grade. Thank god I only had it for a semester, I had to get the hell out of there.

Physics is the worst subject ever, maybe its 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?

12 Dance

There is like nothing you can do in your future life with dance. All we do is do routines which is basically what you do in drama.

In elementary school I had to ballroom dance with a girl I didn't even know and everyone else was randomly partnered too. We all hated it and whoever spoke out was abused. One horrible experience I will NEVER forgive.

I hate dance. We do worthless stuff and I hate it. I don't mind p-e because we do sports and stuff but I'm in 8th grade and I don't need to do dance

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 and we had to do stupid dances as a warm-up, walk around and do stupid stuff like retarded 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!

13 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 and not middle school.

Well I HATe this, except microbiology. Well because you need to know perfect definition, eutrophication is the process where... And lake chocked. Even if you write the spelling of chocked wrong, you get no marks, even if rest is correct (the... Section )

Hey guys! You will need this when you need to take care of pets when your grown up, or if you have a disease. Anyone who says that this is horrible, should go to Uganda and look how important biology there is.

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.

14 Literature Literature

I used to always do super well or super bad (barely pass/fail). Usually super bad. So I did a summer reading program. My book was the fellowship of the rings. I got 6:8 on all of the quizzes but the last one when I did very bad but I was sick with bronchitis when I took it. Part of literature that is important is comprehending what you read and my teacher told me to read 3 times and I never did that. Looking back I probably should have done that because the more you read something the better you comprehend it. At my school that I went to you could correct stuff but most schools are not like that so it is best to take your time and maybe even check your work once done. I hope this helps.

I am a 4th grader, which is CRAZY, but on my previous grades of my school I did not have too much homework or classwork, also not a literature subject. But now, I have a BUTT TON of homework because of LITERATURE. It is also very hard for me to properly do this subject. My family says I am GOOD at literature even though I'm bad at it. I had a lot of help from my mom and brother before my literature exam. Somehow, I got pretty good marks for my exam. Now I know the reason why Literature is so hard. I saw on a google page that the reason most students HATE literature subject is because you have to put your own thoughts of a story into writing. I study novels now, which makes it WAY harder to do literature. Before my literature exam, I had to sequence a whole novel called 'Christophe's story' in the main bits.
Seriously. This is the second reason I hate literature in my school ( in a short way) You always have to discuss with a partner before you do some kind of difficult question. MY ...more

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, make sure we take notes on every dang page, then answer a ton of confusing questions that don't make any sense.

15 Typing

The fastest way to type is with 2 fingers which my WPM with 2 fingers is 58. 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. In fact the essays and everything are timed and you have to be faster than a certain amount of WPM. Intact the smartest kid I know who makes straight A's on every other subject but typing cause he's a bit slow at typing.

We literally al know how to type, I am even typing now on the damn keyboard! Even a toddler can type the word "Hi" Like that class was so damn useless!

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 typing class made my hands hurt.

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

16 Computer Science Computer Science

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

My teacher is just "no". Toilet? No. Help? No. Like bruh we were forced to click a help button which we couldn't find anything we needed..

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 will learn coding, one thing I really dreamed of. BUT NO. Instead of coding, all we did is to do 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.

17 Calculus

I don't even want to know what schools were thinking when they made 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 and the teacher beside me.

Absolutely pointless, extremely difficult and complicated too.

You thought Algebra was bad? Ha, welcome to calculus.

18 Business Studies

That's for college or something!

This subject is a torture.

Accounting is fun at least.

I know how to make money

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?

This subject is so dang stupid.

20 Social Studies Social Studies

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

I found this similar to history, but I'd say that social studies is a better version than history

21 Music Music

My music teacher, I'll call her Ms. Smith (Just in case she's reading this) She's 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 in lined-paper over and over again "I will follow the rules" on both sides, and that's why I'm moving high schools.

One of my Music teachers was a witch. She even looked like one. Thankfully, she left. Now, I have a really pale Music teacher who is basically a vampire. He's no better than my past Music teacher.

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.

Music is enjoyable for me. There is only 1 music teacher at my school, and quite a bunch of people get along with her especially those in choir.

22 Geology 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, it is misreable

23 Art

I quite love art. I like drawing. And I want to become an author/illustrator when I'm older. But my school does NOT teach important things. They don't really "teach" stuff. We are just told to do this. The learning is subtle. So art IS my favorite subject, I'm a year 6 kid in britain, out. -AO/Aroush

From the very first day of Year 7 I already knew it was gonna be painful. The first thing the teacher said was "Draw anime, instant 0. Draw any kind of Asian form of art, instant 0. Draw something which I don't approve of, instant 0. Draw too slowly, instant 0." Then we had 4 stupid assignments, where we had to study the life of Frida Khalo or some woman. Even if I *was* gonna major in art I don't think memorising the life of Vincent Van Gogh would get me a job. Thank god I can drop it next year.

Although I love to draw, I hate this subject as much as people hate math. In my past school, I used to like art and my teachers don't judge what I did wrong but told me how I could've improved. But I moved schools and this is where everything went downhill. The teacher judges what you did and tries so hard to not say "It's bad". Although she is trying so hard not to offend me by saying that it's bad, she already has offended me. I moved schools again and it was even worse. My new and current art teacher is nicer than my past teacher, but that doesn't solve things. I spent over a WEEK working on a piece of art about modern art, and I tried so hard on it and tried my fully best. And what grade did I get? ONE BIG FAT C. An average grade at my school is B, and one project I spent most of my time with got a C. Why did I get this C you asked? Did your project get ruined by someone else? No. I got a C just because I missed ONE SINGLE DETAIL which is to use a little more paint on my project. ...more

I like drawing and stuff but what makes the subject such a pain is one thing, one thing... the teachers. They do not let you draw whatever media you are good at, they make you draw things you don't want to draw.

I wanted to draw manga and cartoons because I enjoyed it and I was quite good at it but my teachers demands I did something else like printmaking which was something I didn't like but it's cool if you like it, I personally don't.

It's like "just let me draw what I want" and then the teachers would go "no, you have to follow your objectives". I understand they want to test your artistic skills in all areas but at least give me some freedom to draw what I can fully express.

24 Economics

In my school, economy is splitted up n two parts: business administration and politic economy.
The second one is just boring.
But business administration... it's full of complicated things to apply and study, basically it's 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 teach us can be done with a machine tipping a button. DAMN!

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

Whats the point of it anyway?

I'm sorry, was this a pop quiz?

25 Sex Education

They taught us abstinence, you know damn well we aren't listening to that. We are horny teens what do you expect. And guess what; they didn't even teach birth control options

We had to learn this in year 6. to be honest it was really boring and weird learning about stuff. The worst thing is that teachers make us watch videos about how babies are REALLY born (srry storks fanboys) they aren't made of damn paper. They had to separate us from boy to girl and it wasn't pleasant and 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 places of the world they are making SE essential in most places. As they said, Kids are too young and naive they start doing weird stuff like playing with privates

Where I live, the government is thinking of obligating schools to teach this in kindergarten. I really hope it doesn't happen or that it only we're fake rumors, because that is just a messed up idea. At this age, kids are innocent and naive. After getting classes like that, they would probably start playing with each other's private parts on the playground and do other ridiculous things like that.

Sex education is important, but it should be taught to single sex classrooms. When teenagers of both sexes are in a classroom together and the teacher puts a condom on a tube or displays a picture of a vagina, there is always a commotion. The girls get embarrassed and the boys make inappropriate comments.

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