It is a game, just play it. The day your parents try to push some stranger on you to get married to is when you could stop playing the game and abandon all hope.
I am not going to fight parents. Your 16 so technically they have say over you. However my advice is just to play their game. Study, make sure you save your money, learn to drive and swim. Try occupying your time with HS or local events, and times in between going and coming to schools or whatever.
Honestly the internet has nothing of interest to learn about anything. Trust me all these people will die and new ones will replace them. I do not want to sound like a terrible person but your missing nothing.
Again they are trying to keep your mind clean. Your thinking "My parents suck" when you should be thinking "how do I save and invest so I am able to make income later on".
Honestly become a surgeon, change your name, and pretend you never had any parents. That is a solution. They are trying to keep you on the straight and narrow.
I do not want to say this but they are trying to do their best.
That does not sound so strict. The world is nothing but stupid and selfish people. There is no way to escape them.