A Level Philosophy (ALP) was started by Michael Lacewing in 2003 to support and encourage the teaching of philosophy in Years 12 and 13. Its purpose is to provide training, conferences, and talks for teachers and students, on the philosophical topics that form part of the various syllabi studied in Years 12 and 13 (including AQA, OCR, Edexcel, IB and Pre-U).


There are three types of events that ALP offers:

  1. Webinars for students throughout the year.
  2. INSET for teachers usually in October/November and June. These have limited places, and are designed to help both with the difficult philosophical topics of the syllabus and the distinct issues and challenges for teaching philosophy.
  3. Talks and conferences at schools on request, from an after-dinner address to a full day conference.


ALP has developed the UK’s premier web resource for philosophy at A level. Handouts and PowerPoints relating to the AQA Philosophy syllabus are hosted by Routledge. Materials relating to the Religious Studies syllabi are available in the ALP resources centre.


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