The WJEC A level in Chemistry provides a broad, coherent, satisfying and
worthwhile course of study. It encourages learners to develop confidence in,
and a positive attitude towards, chemistry and to recognise its importance in
their own lives and to society.
Practical work is an intrinsic part of chemistry, and is greatly valued by higher
education. It is imperative that practical skills are developed throughout the course and that an investigative approach is promoted wherever possible.
Chemistry is the study of what things are made of and how they work, including how they change or react when they come into contact with other things. It includes everything from elements, the basic building blocks of life, to the role chemicals play in the oceans and atmosphere. People with knowledge of chemistry work in a very wide range of areas. They develop our knowledge of the world, solve problems, improve safety and create new products and processes. This article covers only some of the many careers in this area: https://careerswales.gov.wales/job-information/articles/chemistry-careers