Top Ten Worst School Subjects


The Top Ten

1 Math

Math itself was alright... Then ALGEBRA came. Letters are for the alphabet, not math problems! Even worse if you got a bad teacher.

Maths is awful. Like, thanks I know how to calculate the angles of a triangle. How will that help me in life.

Really people... Really... It actually saddens me that everyone here seems to think math is a useless subject. I am years beyond highschool and I still use all of the material. Yes, I use the angles of a triangle quite frequently. Yes, I use algebra VERY often. Yes, trig comes up nearly every day. I'm sorry if your teachers sucked, but being taught is a two person process. They teach, you learn. If they don't teach then you take the initiative and LEARN by yourself. You're expected to get an education in spite of the teachers.

Good for you that you use algebra. But that doesn't mean that everyone does - 906389

It's not only boring, it's also really stressful. About 6 hours ago, I was learning about multiplication (which I already know a lot about) then I had to solve this problem:
I think it was 2 X 6 or something like that. I honestly can't remember
so I guessed a number and my teacher said it was completely wrong. Compliments like that just make me angry! it's one of the reasons I sleep in. I can't believe I was so stressed out over one tiny thing! my teacher decided to help me with several sums, which made me even more angry! thankfully my anger didn't last long. I hardly ever fall asleep in class. But it's so hard to pay attention to this "subject" One of my best friends is extremely obsessed with math and I think he's the only one in the school who actually likes it (no offense, Travis if your somehow reading this) Now let's talk about mathletics, which is probably the worst website I've ever used in my life! (so far) It's basically this thing where you do boring math sums. And ...more - Peppapigsucks

I was never really good with math. And I probably never will be. I sucked at it from elementary school all the way to high school, which is where I'm at right now. I get that some parts of math is applied to the real world, but it's still not a very fun subject.

I took pre-algebra last year when I was a sophomore. It was a bit more easier than algebra, but still a bit hard. They also threw some geometry in there as well, which is a bunch of numerical squiggles to me. Math itself was alright until algebra came into the picture. Letters are for the alphabet, not math problems of any kind! - Stazemar000

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2 PE

I don't understand PE at all-I know exercise heightens academic performance and all that science, but it's the one class I am continuously dreading. If anything, it makes me dread school-why, just why would you suck the fun out of school by making me do stuff I hate (ex. Moving), I swear I love every other subject! Just that being embarrassed and a dead weight on a team is not my idea of fun! Also, every year they make you run a mile or do a push up, sit up, running test-and even if you're below the healthy fitness zone (which I am in running-oops! ) THEY NEVER DO ANYTHING TO GET YOU IN SHAPE. They evaluate you, embarrass you, compare you to fitter people, and then offer no tips, no encouragement, and no way to actually get healthier. If they wanted to make me fitter and healthier-then why don't they tell me how to? - keycha1n

I'm in the same boat as you. I'm not the most athletic person, but I'm not the worst. But for some reason, I always seem like dead weight for people to pull. And it never actually gets me in shape at all, it just makes me feel more embarrassed about my low physical activity. - Icantbelieveitsnotbutter

It's only bad if your bad at it, which I am... What irritates me is when people don't understand why some people don't enjoy sport! And when I run away from the ball when it comes towards me, and people are like: WHY ARE you SCARED OF THE BALL?!?!?!?

Come on! Unless you're going to be a sportsman/sportswoman, why have we got to do this? It won't help us in our future! I wanna be a scientific, an running behind a ball won't have repercussion in my future!

And some people are the exact opposite of you and want to be a athlete and not do anything scientific. Knowing what's inside a frog won't have any repercussion in my future - venomouskillingmachine

I'm terrible at sports its to competitive and to rough I hate it

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3 Language Arts

Sick of having to type these STUPID ESSAYS! - BritishGoat

Worst Subject EVER!

I'm tired of writing 3 essays EVERY. SINGLE. WEEK.

1 word: ESSAYS - coasterjunkie196

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4 History

Come on guys, history isn't that bad.

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

My friend is obsessed with Russian history and Russia and surprisingly, he is the only one in his class who likes this subject. I also like this subject. In 5th grade, I got to write a story about the ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses. We also watched Mulan and Hercules in class because we were learning about Ancient China and Ancient Greece. In 6th grade, I made a totem pole. In 7th and 8th grade, I made some diorama projects using a pizza box based on Canada's history.

History is the worst subject in school I don't even want to call it an subject it is the worst. History is rubbish

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5 Algebra

I like most school, but algebra is EVIL! - moonwolf

I always have problem with algebra.

Most pointless subject ever

Letters + Numbers = Disaster x_x - sum_fudge

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6 Geometry

What am I gonna need this for? - jameshoward

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!

Geometry is not that bad. It is actually nice because you are getting a break form all the numbers in math and get to do stuff with shapes which is stuff most of us learned in preschool or kindergarten

Geometry always ruins my good grade streak - Toptenanimallovers

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7 Writing

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 like writing only if we can choose what to write about.

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 stories! But then my wrist starts hurting because if my evil pencils...

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8 Science

Science is the worst especially if you get a really bad teacher

Science, particularly when math is involved can be extremely difficult for most people. I used to think science was the easiest class when it was purely conceptual, but when I had to take chemistry and physics and the brutal math got involved, that's when you find out what science really is. - Gods-Judgement

Worst and boring

What? Science is my favourite subject! why is it on this list? - Peppapigsucks

Science is the best. the experiments are awesome and when you do science you learn exiting things like space and how to make ICE CREAM!

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9 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.

Biology makes me think why the suicide level is so low. (don't do bio kids)

If you don't understand one thing, you won't undertand anything!

bio sucks

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10 Foreign Language

It's not like I'm moving to France or whatever. - ArpstaAmy333

The whole thing is pretty much repeating things, not being taught what they mean, and then being TESTED ON THEM.

It sucks because they teach us in a robotic way, that not how languages should be taught.

This js crappy like math

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The Contenders

11 Religion

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

You should be allowed to choose if you want to persevere in this field or not it should be a choice if you want to learn about religion - Murphypaw

I'm an atheist. We shouldn't have this subject. - AnonymousChick

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.

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12 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! - Wolftail

The teacher that you're describing sounds exactly like the teacher I have now in my dance class. - JaysTop10List

We just did West African Dance... that was an interesting unit... - sum_fudge

I am so glad this wasn't a subject at my school... I dance like a drunken hippopotamus. And that's just on my "good days".

Don't understand how is this a class - MChkflaguard_Yt

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13 Typing

Typing is easy, I don't think it's a subject.

This is a school subject? Laugh out loud! - Wolftail

This is easy for me. That's why I'm typing right now and I don't mind stuff like typing essays and stuff, no problem for me - sum_fudge

It's hard to type without looking at the keyboard

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14 Computer Science

I like it. - sum_fudge

It's a fun subject. Only if they don't make learning basic syntax taking forever, also it's sometimes entire Codecademy. - 50

Computer science is so fun.

I puke when I open the text book

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15 Literature

I had always been passionate about producing amazing piece of text but after joining literature, I feel that they apply a high pressure on students and also MYP / IGCSE grades it very strictly

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.

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.

Literature is super hard!

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16 Physics

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. - jameshoward

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

Physics is awesome for some, but I simply cannot understand the stuff there. - LeetHaterz

It sucks it's just boring and useless and so annoying and it always makes my grades down I don't know I never succeeded in it and never like it it's just I hate it and also because of chemistry and everything it's just boring and reallyy stupid and I don't know it's shiiittiest subject ever

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17 Social Studies

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

18 Business Studies

This subject is a torture. - 50

Rule 1. ) Mug up
Rule 2.) MUG UP
Rule 3.) MUG UP

19 Music

What I love music.

I'm in 6th grade and we have to sing stupid baby songs instead of playing instruments

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.

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20 Home Economics

This is actually a kind of useful subject

SO STUPID the teacher assigned pages and she didn't tell anyone so we all got FS

I hate this it’s useful but it is so boring!

Cooking is useful. But we only make things like cakes. Teach us how to make healthy foods too. Luckily my mom taught me. - DumbWays2DieFan

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21 Calculus

My brain will explode next time I hear that word!

This subject is the living in carnation of hell you thought algebra was bad ha

Asians are always forced to take AP calculus

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

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22 Civics

Absolute trash

We don't care about this crap!

Who cares about america anymore?

Compared to math this is a living hell

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23 Art

Art is just stupidly boring and stressful - memes222

I like to draw, but I do not like it when the teacher wants the art done THEIR way. Isn't art about being creative with your ideas? I know Van Gogh didn't do what the teacher told him... - Turkeyasylum

Okay. I like to draw and even design stuff using clay. I just don't like it when the teacher wants it done their way. What happened to "being creative with our ideas" or even "do it at the best of your own ability? " - Stazemar000

Art is the worst in are school music is a optinal class but art is not and it sucks

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24 Journalism

It is basically making newspapers or yearbooks! We have a newspaper club for a use!

This is the dumbest subject ever!

25 English

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

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!

What about grammar, and basic english... Even native speakers need to master it - AzureCrystals

It’s so bad, it’s on here twice. - BritishGoat

I already know the language. - DumbWays2DieFan

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26 Astrology

Pretty sure this is supposed to be astronomy, but I guess reading the future could be useful too.

I love it. Anyone who says astronomy sucks is an idiot.

No they're not. People can hate the class for reasons. We're not idiots for hating astronomy. I hate the class because I don't give a crap about the planets. Learn how to respect opinions. - DumbWays2DieFan

Its interesting until you get the worksheet. You get pissed off because you forgot some of the stuff. - DumbWays2DieFan

Id rather be a star!

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27 Technologies

Teacher is ugly lol

Cooking is good but the digital ones are the most boring and pointless subjects ever.

I hate Technology, our teacher makes us do pointless assignments that are not even Tech related. If I get one of these kinds of assignments, I usually just say "screw it" and don't do it. I don't give a dime about my Tech grade as it is not an important subject. Damn you Tech Ed teacher, you are a stupid time-wasting moron!

You never really learn anything interesting and the teachers don't know what they are doing. There was this one good Technology teacher, but he moved to Florida. Before we had him, my class had this jerk as a teacher who'd insult us. He wasn't very encouraging and we never really learned anything from him.

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28 Government

This is a subject?

I can't say anything about it...

... blah...blah... the teacher will go talking about how it forms and some rubbish things


Hell yeah, teachers should know there is something called "political apathy" - MChkflaguard_Yt

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29 Earth Science

Isn't this geography? - TeamRocket747

30 Economics

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?

Utterly uninteresting.

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31 Textiles

A bad subject if you're a perfectionist. At least in my school, every teacher we had for this subject moved from thing to another so fast I never got to finish the things I started... Thank god it became optional for me since 8th grade. - Cookies

Was required to take this class in grade 9 as part of Home Economics. I was terrible at it, I hated the teacher. She was also super forgetful and never took attendance except the first day. To be honest I skipped 80% of that course by hiding in the bathroom and playing games on my phone the whole period. Passed with a C+. Thank god It's an elective for me now after grade 9. Good riddance.

YES. I HATE TEXTILES SO MUCH. It's so useless, stupid and boring. It really should be an optional subject, because no-one likes it.

What do people do in Textiles? I don't have it at my cheap school.

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32 Public Speaking

Luckily, this isn't actually a real subject.

I always feel nervous when I have to do this...

Why is there a subject that makes you talk in a large cowd


33 Trigonometry

Most people say trig is easy and that is the problem, no one puts in effort to explain to me what anything mean, if it was not for this I would have had way higher marks because algebra is extremely simple to me

34 Reading

Reading class is fun and makes go to good universities, but it is the worst nightmare is like a arabic class style and it is tough to memorize I take a reading test but I got score 20 why school did this reading is the worst of all

Makes fall asleep annoying frustrating and makes madness

I hate reading

Why is low need to be higher

35 Sex Education

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. - RogerMcBaloney

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.

This is literally the worst and most uncomfortable subject.


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36 Chemistry

The only reason I liked chemistry in 10th grade was that my teacher was beautiful. - jameshoward

Unless you are taking GCSE Chemistry (then sorry) but why do we need to take this! What good does the periodic table do for English, Drama or Art? This shouldn't have to be taught to the year 7's, 8's & 9's. GRRR

Chemistry is should be #2 nothing makes sense and it is all more complicated than it needs to be

Chemistry is the absolute worst subject I have been to by far! Worse than algebra. Don't get anything there! Math and Science not a good combination at all!

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37 Drama/Theater Studies

I rather like drama. only if it's good though - MrHyde

I don't have that at my school, but the 8th grade does get their own play each year. As a future author, putting yourself in your character's shoes is important. You get to learn a lot about a person that way.

It is boring not useful. Not everyone is or want to be a celebrity

At my school it's after school and optional. I wish it were a regular class actually. - PianoQueen

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38 Geology

I loathe geology with everything in me. I'm taking a geology EXAM right now, it is misreable

Sheldon was right. Geology sucks

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

39 Health

My health teacher would assign a project, we would have to work on one with a right deadline. Then, on the day of presenting, we would be assigned ANOTHER ONE. AND THE CYCLE REPEATS ITSELF! - BritishGoat

I get slightly grossed out because...Puberty

I took Health last year when I was a freshman for 2nd semester. I actually enjoyed learning about relationships and sex, since we may need to know some safety tips. The teacher wasn't too bad, but lots of kids were talking while she was giving out instructions. So, she has to tell them to shut up over and over - ILoveCodySML

Out Of All Of Them, Health Has To Be The Most Pointless Subject Of All Time, WE DO IT EVERY FRIDAY.
Health Used To be Interesting, But Now We're Just Learning About Drugs Which Has Absolutely Nothing To Do With ''Interesting Stuff''. I'm In 4th Grade by the way

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40 Pre-Calculus

Ever since I started taking this subject. I can no longer understand the meaning of life.

I actually love this subject to be honest

41 Drama

Its just bad

Stupid teachers can’t teach drama

Two types of drama
2:popular people - Nateawesomeness

42 Geography

Okay, learning about compasses and maps and stuff is okay (not really), but in MY school, geography is "do a case study about how many cashew nuts are exported from Indonesia" (happened irl), so geography is the worst subject.

Better than History - BritishGoat

But geography is the most fun one!

So useless. I don't care about where places are. Google earth has this taken care of. My other bro is 15 and he was asked to color in a USA map. When he's 15. What? - DumbWays2DieFan

So when your phone run out of battery and everything goes back to basics? - MChkflaguard_Yt

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43 Hard Materials

This is a subject? - MChkflaguard_Yt

44 English Literature

Worst subject ever

45 Chinese

I was forced to go to Chinese school as a kid and learn Mandarin and write it. I hated it. It's pointless. It was so hard that I dropped out a few years later. I only want to learn SPOKEN Cantonese (which I'm already pretty fluent in), not writing or reading it!

Chinese can be boring and fun at the same time.

Foreign language classes suck because we have google translators. - DumbWays2DieFan

Because you don't like literature that is 90% of it - MChkflaguard_Yt

46 Latin

It's a dead language. Don't even bother bringing it back. Plus we have translators if we gave enough craps to care. - DumbWays2DieFan

47 Oral Communication

I mean who doesn't love a bit of oral. But whilst my peers AND my teachers are watching?! Now that's just wrong...

48 Woodshop


Hate the saws and drills, enjoy the designing.

Miter saws are loud and dangerous.

The saws really pierce my ears.

49 Arabic

Yeah, Arabic is really hard. Even I, a native speaker can speak only semi-fluently and don't get me started on the writing and reading. But that's because I have to keep my other 4 languages (I live in a western country) in check for the sake of school. Not only that, I counted, there are almost 300 different symbols and just changing the smallest detail in a word/sentence will change its meaning completely. Also, pretty much every Arabic lesson I know of teaches the standard Arabic. Though that's outdated and there are so many dialects; basically every country has one that is quite different from every other dialect. And even just pronouncing the words is almost impossible for foreigners due to the unique sounds. For anyone learning this language I wish you the best of luck.

I can't study arabic because I'm asian so I learn english - SpencerJC

Is ho hard to read

50 Greek
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