In PEPA our KS3 lessons are governed by our GCSE and BTEC specs at KS4. For example, in PE our GCSE spec has been broken down in to 76 individual learning objectives, taught across two years. From this, 15 are taught practically throughout year 9, 10 throughout year 8 and 6 throughout year 7. Each KS3 class is given termly homework and a short written assessment to demonstrate understanding and progress towards these objectives.
Practically, schemes of work are themed around KS4 assessed content where possible.