A Level Philosophy (ALP) provides training and resources for teachers and students of A Level philosophy and religious studies for Years 12 and 13. We also organise talks and conferences in schools.

Our INSET days for teachers and conferences for students cover material for the AS and A2 level exams in AQA Philosophy, and may also be of interest for those taking the International Baccalaureate. Our events on philosophy of religion and on ethics are also suitable for students and teachers of AQA, OCR, and Edexcel philosophy of religion and ethics. All events are facilitated by Dr Michael Lacewing, a professional philosopher, who has been working with teachers and students in schools for 12 years. You can read what students and teachers have thought of our past events.

ALP has also developed the UK’s premier on-line collection of resources for A level philosophy, written by Michael Lacewing, which is hosted by the publishers Routledge. ALP continues to host free resources for A level religious studies.

New Syllabus

The AQA released a new A Level Philosophy specification for teaching from September 2014, available here.  The first new AS exams take place in June 2015 and the first A2 exams take place in June 2016.


Michael Lacewing’s new Philosophy for A2 textbook is released on 27th May 2015: Order from Routledge online catalogue. 9781138837874(NB ensure shipping region – top right – is set to UK)

A new AS textbook was published by Routledge in August 2014: Routledge online catalogue. Both textbooks have a companion website with additional resources such as handouts, powerpoints and reading lists.

(You can continue to order Michael Lacewing’s existing textbooks for AS and A2 philosophy from Routledge: Philosophy for AS, Philosophy for A2: Philosophical Problems, and Philosophy for A2: Key Themes. A companion website accompanies the books.)


ALP have INSET days to support the new syllabus and each area of teaching in turn.