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 resources 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. Revision webinars for students
  2. INSET for teachers. We offer a one-day introduction to the AQA Philosophy A level in October and June (online at present), and twilight webinars on specific topic areas. The focus of our training is to make difficult philosophical topics accessible and to address 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 (online or in person).


Resources for current AQA Philosophy specification: ALP handouts and PowerPoints relating to the AQA Philosophy syllabus are hosted by Routledge. There are several hundred downloadable files covering the entire syllabus.

Resources for other topics in Religious Studies and Philosophy are hosted on Michael Lacewing’s website. These resources will help teachers and students alike gain a grasp of the essential arguments on a topic, and form excellent tools for planning course delivery and for revision.


If you’d like to give us any feedback, on the website, the company, or a conference you’ve attended, we’d be very happy to hear from you.