I'd highly recommend history. It might seem like a lot of writing but that's what you'll have to do for English anyways, and having the practice of writing essays comes in really handy.
I know the questions vary by exam boards, but the highest mark question for me was a 16 marker with added 4 for spag, so it really wasn't as bad as you may think. There are also shorter questions and history in general is good because it makes you more knowledgeable about the past which helps you understand the present. Not to mention, that's what your highest grade is in.