Geography or History? Watch
You have to spend ages learning about all the case studies and random facts if you want to get the top marks and you still have to write kind of mini-essayish things on them.
If you like enjoy one of them more, take that one, don't just take one because you think it'll be easier. But yeah, probably take geography if you find learning facts easier than writing essays- though you'll still have to do quite a bit of writing in the exam.
And, with History - when you find it interesting, it sinks in easily. It's just essays you have to write. Ask which periods you're going to be studying, and if they're parts of history that you really like - it's a winning situation.
Geography was the most boring subject I ever took. All we did was learn about cliffs, rocks etc. Getting that A was a real pain.
History, on the other hand, became my favourite subject due to the GCSE period as it was very interesting. We learned about medicine through time and the American West. Medicine was the most interesting topic I've even learned, my username on TSR is actually linked to my GCSE history as Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928. Even though it might seem boring to learn about dates, that's one of the least important things. You learn about so many different and interesting facts, you'll end up remembering the dates naturally.
i'd also say that history offers you better skills such as essay writing and debating. Also, don't worry about being bombarded with a reading list, that doesn't happen until A Levels
I will not be choosing either for my A levels
As lots of people have said, geography was the most boring subject. It was fun in year 9, but as soon as we started in year 10 it was extremely dull, no matter how interesting the teacher tried to make it. The case studies took a fair bit of learning as well. However, the exam was very easy in my opinion.
On the other hand, history was so interesting. The exams were a bit harder, but with good exam technique and knowledge of facts, it was not impossible to do well, and many people got As and A*s at my school. I also feel history benefited all my other subjects so much more than geography did - the essay writing skills have been so useful, especially at A-Level now where other subjects like languages, and even the sciences, need to have a more structured approach.
If I had to chose my GCSEs again, I'd do history, but nothing would make me relive double geography on a Monday morning - it was mind numbingly dull.