Top Ten Worst School Subjects

The Top Ten Worst School Subjects

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

I wish there an only subjects school, that would make school more useful and fun.

I like math, but I hate when people teach me stuff. I prefer to learn by myself.

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 actually have the worst grade in Math, and I take pride in that. However, PE sucks mainly due to how nonathletic I am. I'm actually in great shape, I just can't catch balls or aim. However, my PE "coach" hates how I don't play sports, and he alienates the bad players from the good players. I gathered a long list of evidence of him bullying unathletic kids, and an investigation was launched. And he got sacked. Serves him right.

3 Language Arts

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!

I've known hot to read since I was 3, why do I still need to learn more about it? - myusernameisthis

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).

I had to write 10 stupid paragraphs today mabey it's because I'm home schooled but still I'm tired and my head hurts and what is a linking Mark like are you kidding me.

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

History is the worst thing on Earth. Tons of dates and names and titles are shoved down your throats, and you're expected to have remembered everything at the end of the day. Memorizing every single President is a huge waste of time in my opinion. The countless acts and tariffs are so hard to remember what they were for. I realize the whole "Don't repeat history" thing, but I've never laid awake at night deciding to become an all powerful dictator who wants to hurt everybody on Earth. It's quite a boring subject most of the time, and the projects have nothing to do with anything.

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.

5 Algebra

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

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

Multiplication: No problem. Divisions: No problem. Negative divisions with decimals: No problem. Algebra I: Insane. I was failing the class with a 41 until I decided to just deal with it. - DogsUnleashed

Algebra, the subject that ruins a kid hope for school - CerealGuy

6 Geometry

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 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 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.

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

7 Writing

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

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 but the only thing I hate is it hurts your hand

8 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!

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 )

9 Science

Science itself isn't that bad, It's just the fact that EVERY TEACHER has anger management problems. I have seriously never had a science teacher who HASNT disliked me or yelled at me at least once a week, but what do I know.

Because it mixes my 3rd favorite subject math with the worst subject mostly at physics

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

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.

Oh my god I am in the exact same situation as you. Aspiring fantasy writer, but "OH NO JUNIPER YOU DIDN'T DO THIS STEP OF THE LAB RIGHT! LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE TO START OVER NOW! "
My teacher is not suited for her job. She is stern-faced, (and I'm not kidding about this) except for when she is punishing someone. She gets a ' Umbridge face. ' UMBRIDGE - Juniper

10 Foreign Language

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

In my old school when you were in 5th grade and higher you were forced to learn 2 languages. Different Country. I learned french and hindi. I forgot them already, and it's only been like a year since I learned them.

Spanish is the most boring language, EVER! I just draw in the back of the class, all the time.

Okay, my Arabic teacher is teaching me so badly... One time, I almost slept!
(and no, I am not arab. I am just some foreigner in some arab country)

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! - Wolftail

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

Too much movement!
and my dad forces me to go for extra classes.

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!

One time in middle school, everyone in P.E. had to do it. It didn't end util a single MONTH.

12 Typing

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

The teacher makes you type about 40 mph and use both hands! How are people supposed to do that? It makes NO sense!

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. - SirSkeletorThe3rd

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

13 Religion

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

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

Why do we need to learn this.
to learn how to discriminate or something?

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

14 Computer Science

Bleh. So hard. Coding? Buncha numbers and letters, looks like fowl language.

Computer science is so fun.

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

I puke when I open the text book

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!

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

Bounce this, bounce that. Wait. What? Bounce what? Measure what?!? My glob. I’m gonna fail this!

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 and interesting.

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

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.

18 Social Studies

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

19 Home Economics

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

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

This is actually a kind of useful subject

"Ouch! My fingers! "

20 Art

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

I am a woman my name is dima
i want to get a life right now-a
i want to burn art to the ground-a

Draw this draw that. No. Can I draw my favorite character from Seekers?
No you can’t

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

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.

22 Civics

Why do we need to learn this!?!?

Absolute trash

Compared to math this is a living hell

We get tablets but it's so damn stupid.

23 Journalism

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

This is the dumbest subject ever!

24 Business Studies

This subject is a torture. - 50

That's for college or something!


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

25 Government

Just stick it to the man - Murphdog405


I can't say anything about it...

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

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!

27 English

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

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

I already know the language. - DumbWays2DieFan

One of the worst subject

28 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.

29 Earth Science

Isn't this geography? - TeamRocket747

I feel like sleeping while the teacher 8s teaching this subject 😫😫😴😴😪😪

30 Economics

This the best it is so stupid

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?

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.

32 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

33 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

34 Sex Education

One of my least favorite subjects I was forced to take this class in grade 10 it sucked - trains45

Urban dictionary does a better job at teaching this subject - Murphdog405

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. - RogerMcBaloney

35 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 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!

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

36 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!

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

38 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

39 Geology

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

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

Sheldon was right. Geology sucks


40 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

Okay, you can't hate this class just because they talk about puberty. This class is actually really interesting. It lets you know that changes will be occurring in your body and how to prepare for them. Who cares if certain body parts are mentioned? - DCfnaf

41 English Literature

Worst subject ever

42 Drama

Dead as shakespeare

Its just bad

Stupid teachers can’t teach drama

Two types of drama
2:popular people - Nateawesomeness

43 Hard Materials

This is a subject? - MChkflaguard_Yt

44 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

45 Citizenship

Sounds so dumb - MChkflaguard_Yt

46 Latin

I get so bored trying to understand it. Now I know why it is dead!


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 Arabic

Hardest subject ever I could not even read or write I just speck and understand when someone is talking yeah. AND IT WAS THE FIRST LANGUAGE I LEARND. Do better at English

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

48 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...

49 Woodshop


Hate the saws and drills, enjoy the designing.

Miter saws are loud and dangerous.

The saws really pierce my ears.

50 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


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