Career Pathways: Computer Science

A Computer Science degree will cover a variety of modules that could explore computers and computational systems. This could include their theory, design, development and application, programming languages, software engineering, and software design.

Students considering applying for an undergraduate degree in Computer Science would be advised to select one or more courses from the following:

  • A Level Computer Science
  • A Level Maths
  • BTEC Business

Computer Science graduates can expect to have a whole range of career pathways open to them including: software engineering or specialist, web designer or developer, IT consultant, computer analyst, CAS technician, application analyst or developer, IT trainer, web content manager, games designer or developer and app designer or developer.

Universities also look for a range of elements within an application for Computer Science such as:

  • A GCSE profile including grade 4's and above in Maths and English (some Universities will also ask for a grade 6/B in Maths)
  • A Level predictions ranging from AAA – CCC, dependent on the University
  • Strong academic reference
  • Work experience with reflective learning
  • Extracurricular activities that have developed suitable skills and qualities.

Important Forms

Questions or Queries?

Should you have any queries or comments please contact Miss Duncombe (Sixth Form Admissions Officer) by either:


Or by post:

Sixth Form Admissions Officer,
Sandwell Academy,
Halfords Lane,
West Bromwich,
West Midlands,
B71 4LG.

Please ensure that the correct postage is paid for the size of envelope used.

OFSTED - January 2014

"The Sixth Form is outstanding. High-quality teaching and guidance, and strong partnerships with universities, colleges of further education and industry, provide students with excellent opportunities to pursue careers of their choice. "