Top Ten Worst School Subjects

The Top Ten
1 Math

Math is important, at least some of it.
I get having to learn how money works, addition subtraction, multiplication, division, y'know, simple stuff. But the rest of it is pointless crap. I honestly think kids should only have to learn about how to find the area of a circle, algebra, the pethagreom theorem, blablablablablablabla, if they plan on getting a job that this kind of confusing crap relates to. Why do you need to learn any more if you want to be a police officer? Or a truck driver? Or a lifeguard? Or a science teacher? And then there's TRULY pointless stuff like the first 15 digits of pi. WHY DO WE NEED TO KNOW THIS?!? Just press the pi symbol on the calculator and boom! There's your answer! There's NO POINT in putting in all the digits!

It's not math itself that is bad, it's the way some teachers teach it, a lot of teachers make up "stories" to make math easier for students, but ultimately, confuse them, teachers, when you explain how to solve an algebra problem don't tell your students they need to "move variables to ther other side and change their sign" because it's not true and it's ridiculous.

Its stereotypical but its true. According to Quora 7 to ten pupils say they do not like mathematics. Saying the following statements:
-Math is Easy
-Math is Fun
-Everybody likes Math
Are not true.I'm a 7th Grader and I still manage to get a decent acore on math and I don't like math.
One of the other things why people don't like math is because they find it too boring. Math for me is not a necessary subject unless you want to be a guy that wants to be an engineer or architect or a accountant. So if you want to bea CEO, author, director, singer, actor, president, senator, lawyer or something because the only possible thing you can do with math is to add or subtract something. So in conclusion nobody likes math

I disagree. People doesn't like it because it confusing, boring, and hard ( my sister hates math and she got 62% on finals. That's the reason why she fail Algebra 2) I very love Math! It very easy! It is my favorite subject and the only subject I am very good at. Math should be in #1 list of Top 10 best subject. By the way, math is the most useful subject. You use math for everything. If you are super bad at math, your future might be ruin for example you are very good at science and want to be scientist. But you can't be a scientist if you are super bad at math.


1. If the diameter of a circle is 3.9 feet, what is the area of a circle

2. 6y +334e + 9y=

3. what is the square root of 49
4. what is 8(9 plus 50-97)
5. what is the first 10 digit of pi

2 PE

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).

Stop hating on gym it's literally one of the best subjects. It's ok to have friendly competition and actually get up and excercise. If the teachers or students are singling people out, it's them not the actual lesson. It's fun to burn some calories and play games instead of sitting ina classroom all day. Just because you don't like to get up and do something doesn't make it wrong. Some kids enjoy pe. I'm not always the best kid in class. I'm short and a girl. But that doesn't mean I don't enjoy it. My teacher works is hard and gives us fun and creative things to do. Give it a chance it's awesome.

Why is everyone hating on PE? This is one of my favorite classes (wood shop is my favorite). I understand if you are horrible at running or not very athletic, and that's the exact reason that we have this class. It's there to get people in shape, because you will live a better life if you are in shape. And once you get in shape, its super fun! It's not even as much running as people think, I do JV soccer and it is wayyyyy more running. This should not be number 2!

I don't have anything against PE in general but the grading process is stupid. They put a specific point that you have to reach in order to pass and as a gamer I have little condition yet I'm among the ones that try the most. It should be graded for effort.

3 Algebra

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

It is important for STEM but not everyday life so it is useless to teach. Should only teach to people who want to apply to STEM careers.

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.

What to the person who invented algebra. How could someone create something so evil, bad, outrageous that destroys brain cells! Algebra should be wiped of the whole universe! It should be a punishment for ultimate criminals, not sweet and harmless children! Boo, get lost algebra, no one wants you

4 Language Arts

This class is useful up until 8th grade. 9th - 12th graders shouldn't have to take this class, because high school English classes are a giant waste of our time and a waste of the school's money. It still beats gym class, though.

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!

English and language arts are the worst things I've had to study in my life. Why do I need to over-analyze books and political cartoons? I thought books existed so you could read them and have fun with the plot, not examine every word and phrase and think of the "hidden meaning" it has! Perhaps there is no reason why the main character decided to do x instead of y. My middle school language arts only prepped me for the state exam ngl they even admitted it and gave us mock exams all the time. And now our classes in high school they focus on college. They don't really go over grammar anymore, which is really an area in need (u don't know how many people mix the "there's" and "your's". It's not cause they're stupid, it's cause they never learned). Maybe I'm just weird? I find math and all the other subjects EXTREMELY easy. All of them but language arts...
I hate language arts with a capital H

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

This. Is. So. Pointless.

I honestly see ZERO needs to learn this stuff. Math is dumb, but I understand why we would need to learn it. I find science a little interesting, ELA is...OK? But history? OK, it's kind of interesting, but What? Nobody cares about who won WWI, or where the bill of rights was made, or blablablabla

History can actually be quite fun, I have a chill teacher who gets us engaged in conversation and fun and easy projects/assignments. But history can be long, drawn out, and boring when you get a bad teacher, it can be terrible.

It's so confusing, stressed me out, and I would agree that is taught in an undescriptive way. Also, why is real-world history easier than when reading through textbooks. I'd rather watch things in action to learn history, but never came up to it

The subject can be fun when taught correctly, but when it's some 50 year old who's lost all passion for teaching droning from a textbook and assigning essay after essay, it's pretty goddamn terrible. History holds literally no significance for most careers, why tf do we have to learn it?

6 Foreign Language

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.

I love studying languages (right now I am taking a full year of beginner French, almost at the end of the year by the way). I love France and the culture itself and I wish to learn other languages too. But, my teacher, he CANNOT teach.

Sure, I can strike up a conversation and say a few things, but he has very terrible classroom control and he brings in crappy substitutes who,

1.) Aren't even fluent in the language


2.) Can't even teach or explain things that we are stuck on.

My teacher has very high expectations from us when it comes to this subject. He expects us to do very well and understand every single word in a paragraph written in French. Keep in mind that we are the least advanced class in the entire school.

He expects so much that he doesn't even try to calm down his classroom when people start talking or shouting. Hell, he even lets us say swear words.

Now, the subject itself is generally not bad, but my teacher makes it ...more

No offense to deaf people, but American Sign Language nearly caused me to fail Junior Year of high school. It's not just a subject. It's a whole new culture, that if you don't get months of practice before taking the class, you will fail. I mean, by god, how do people make hand symbols and fingerspell read that fast? I'm thankful it didn't hold me back. I like the subject and teacher, but the class was stupid as f

To be honest, this wouldn't have been a bad subject if the french teachers here in Canada were actually good. I had 4 teachers over the course of 6 years and I've actually learned french from this really good teacher, then I moved schools and I forgot everything I learned because of how bad the french teacher was.over 6 years you feel like you aren't getting progress from this

7 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.

8 Science

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!

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.

Memorization with no method or expression of a topic or viewpoint. Math uses methods. English and Social Studies allows you to express your viewpoint of a topic using facts and opinions.

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.

9 Writing

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

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!

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.

I love writing if we can choose what we're writing about, and I know most of the comments already mentioned this, but it hurts your wrist after a while.

10 Biology

I'm never going to be a biologist so I don't know the point of learning Bio. It's hard as hell, memorizing all the Amoeba and Euglena and whatnot.

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.

Teacher: Ok class today we will be...
Me: I hope we learn about our bodies more so I can take care of myself well.
Teacher: Dissecting frogs!
Me: That's useless and I feel bad for those frogs.
Teacher: And you must answer the worksheet too.

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 )

The Contenders
11 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!

I had dance topic in Elementary school and if you were there watching us, it would've ranged from completely hilarious to cringey as hell as we cranked Soulja Boys and did pelvic thrusts to MC Hammer's Can't Touch This and James Brown. But we were kids and kids are silly sometimes. I just thank God that we didn't have something like this in High School.

God... I hated this! It wasn't a subject, more of a topic in pe. Good thing we only did in year 7 (usa: 6th grade, I think :/) Anyway, since gangnam style was the main craze at that time, the teacher put gangnam style on REPEAT and we had to dance to it like 200 times. I hate that song as well and didn't want t hear it for a LONG time after that. That's why I hate this topic a lot!

This has to be my worst lesson in school. I can't dance at all people find it amusing when they watch me dance (When I have to). I dread it all day, and when it comes, in watching the clock all lesson and praying that time will go faster.

12 Religion

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!

I just called this lesson "Sleep". So boring, especially with a bible bashing teacher telling me I'll go to hell.

13 Literature

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!

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 started to hate reading when the teacher said "okay, read this book over the summer".
Although this is very common, I was a sixth grader at that time. The assigned book was 500 PAGES.

14 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.

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.

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!

15 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?

16 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 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.

It's a fun subject. Only if they don't make learning basic syntax taking forever, also it's sometimes entire Codecademy.

Computer science is so fun.

17 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.

I remeber how humiliating it was to perform in front of everyone and not know how to blow the godamn horn. I had to do that once a month. This is terrible, the only thing I got from this was anxiety

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.

Ladadada, I'm gonna bury you in the ground, ladadada, I'm gonna bury with my sound, I'm gonna drink the red from yo pretty pink face, I'm gonna... oh you don't like that? Or maybe you just don't like me!

18 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.

19 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

20 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.

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

My brain will explode next time I hear that word!

21 English

The stupidest thing about this class in my opinion, is the essays. Why do we have to write so much unnecessary words to convey a simple opinion? We need to do the exact OPPOSITE in a resume. This class Instead of educating us is making us stupid.

Its really not that bad but there is one crappy thing about it. When your speaking in front of the class the teacher stops you and says: no no! It's the wrong pronunciation! And you are so embarrassed. I mean that actually happened to one of my classmates and I felt so bad for them.

I mean it would make sense if people who spoke other languages like French, German, Spanish, and Korean would take this class. As for people who speak English already, why do they have to take this class? Is it so they speak English better? They can already speak that. Besides, what good will English classes do for those that already speak the language? If you're a person who DOESN'T speak English, GO AHEAD TAKE IT! This class is for you!

Why isn't this higher? Why do we need to learn about Shakespeare or novels, like we already know how to speak it.

22 Art

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

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.

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.

This is not even close to the worst subject in my opinion, otherwise I wouldn't have even bothered picking it for next year, but I do have a problem that makes me regret that decision a little bit, and that is you have to do what the teachers want you to do when the point of art is to express what you want. I guess it makes sense because it's school, not home, but it kind of takes away from that for me.

23 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?

24 Home Economics

Cooking is useful. But we only make things like cakes. Teach us how to make healthy foods too. Luckily my mom taught me.

I think cooking is very fun. Why is this one so high especially with no comments.

Why would you need to learn that at school? You can be taught at home.

I take this class and I thought it'd be fun. But now I've never hated a class more.

25 Business Studies

That's for college or something!

This subject is a torture.

Accounting is fun at least.

I know how to make money

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