I've been really thinking about whether I should take SL Maths or Maths Studies for IB; I think that I'm completely capable of taking SL Maths, since I'm doing pretty well with my Maths IGCSE - I got an A* in mocks and have a good history in the subject - but I'm wondering whether it's worth taking.
When I had my "subject interviews" with my teachers they advised me to take Maths Studies because it's so much easier, plus it's a 1-year course. They assured me that there was no "stigma" surrounding it but from what I've read, that doesn't seem to be the case.
I want to do Law at Cambridge, so I know that maths isn't all that relevant anyway, but I've heard that Cambridge is a bit more anti-IB than other UK universities. So my question is: will taking Maths Studies affect my chance at getting into Cambridge? Should I take SL Maths as an extra plus on my application, or is it so unimportant that it isn't worth the extra year of studying more advanced maths?
(TLR will taking Maths Studies look bad on my application if I want to do Law at Cambridge?)
What are the downsides?