Are history, geography and economics equally respected?Watch
They're all considered good subjects, miles above things like 'media studies' and other stuff top universities are beginning to turn a blind eye on.
It depends on which exam board you're on - I did AQA economics and Edexcel Geography. For economics on AQA you don't need to know any maths, and you'll learn the whole syllabus in about a term and spend the rest of the time refining it. A third of the exam is multiple choice, so once you know the drill with those, you should be set - the rest is just a definition and a few essays, none of which are too hard (its a bit like english - so long as you can back up your statement, you'll get credit for it). for someone who hates maths and dropped it at GCSE (and also dislikes the idea of finance, etc) economics was great, but I'm dropping it purely because I'm not interested in it.
Geography is what I've chosen to do at university, and it teaches you all-round skills which you can transfer from subject to subject. But if you do Edexcel, you will suffer - theres two units, and in the second exam, you have to do 6 essays in 75 mins! I find geography fascinating because you dig into politics, ethics, economics, different cultures, etc - especially in A2 where physical and human geography meet. So obviously I'm a bit bias, but geography id say is the best of the three because it teaches you teamwork, data analysis, presentation, timing yourself (in exams), graph/diagram presentation... the list goes on! Geography has had a bad image for being pretty boring but id say thats changing.
can't speak for history though, sorry!
hope this helps