A.B. Paterson College offers a vibrant and holistic English program, aimed at developing 21st century skills.  The program is underpinned by the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Teaching for Understanding (TfU) framework, and the Australian Curriculum: English.  TfU promotes deeper understanding in a variety of relevant contexts, and the Australian Curriculum for English engages students imaginatively and critically with literature.  Reporting is under three essential categories - reading and viewing, writing and creating, and speaking and listening – providing the foundation of our English programs. 

At A.B. Paterson College,  it is imperative to focus on developing students’ awareness, accuracy, confidence and fluency in English, in a variety of contexts, modes and mediums.  The College advocates active planning for student differences, as every child learns in different ways,and at different paces.  Differentiation is a core tool used to achieve this. Within the English curriculum, teachers monitor student progress and set individual learning goals for students, thus providing more targeted and differentiated teaching and learning for each. We are committed to delivering English lessons that develop students' literacy skills using evidence-based teaching methods, to ensure the promotion of student development and growth in literacy understanding.