Make studying easier with our revision cards

Would you like to find a way to make revision easier? You're in the right place. 

Desk with revision equipment


On The Student Room, we've got thousands of learning resources that can help lift your grades by making your study time more productive.

Here, we put the spotlight on one type of these resources: revision cards

Revision cards break down key topics into a series of snippets, so you can quickly absorb the facts. These cards are created by fellow students who are revising for their exams - just like you.

You can find revision cards in the study help and revision section. Here are some quick links:

GCSE revision cards
A-level revision cards
IB revision cards
University revision cards

You can also find them in our GCSE section

All TSR members can create their own revision cards using our tool and save them to come back to whenever they like. If you're a subscriber, you can also view other people's cards, and use our brilliant 'test yourself' feature. Find out more about the perks of being a TSR subscriber

Finding the revision cards you want is easy. Go to the revision cards page for your level, then click on your subject. You can now search by topic or resource type. Want to look specifically at revision cards for this subject? Just click 'Go!' on the big resources button. 

Add a link to your TSR bookmarks

  • Make sure you're logged into TSR
  • Hover your mouse over the 'MyTSR' tab
  • Click on 'edit my bookmarks' at the bottom of the drop-down menu
  • Fill in the title and link and click 'save change'
  • You can now get to that link from your 'MyTSR' tab whenever you like

Now you'll see all the revision cards (there will be lots!). Revision cards, as with all our learning resources, are rated by the community, and the top rated ones are sorted at the top. If you prefer, you can sort them by date or by title, just click on the relevant link.

Revision cards

To be more specific, type the name of the topic you're searching for into the search box (this is often the easiest way to find the revision cards you're after).

You can open the revision cards you want by simply clicking on them, and this gives you a few further options.

  • You can simply read through the cards, using the arrow buttons to go through them.
  • You can print them off as pdfs, so you can take them anywhere with you.
  • You can test yourself.

This last option is a really powerful way to cement your learning. Once you've learned the topic on the revision cards, hit the 'test yourself' button and you'll see a version of the cards with some key words removed, plus a selection of possible words at the top of the screen. 

You need to click and drag the words into where you think they should go. Once you've moved all the words on a particular card, click on Check answers to see how you did, then move onto the next one. You're being timed all the way through, so you can keep testing yourself to beat your time, all the while taking in more and more about the topic.

rev cards

When you find some revision cards you particularly like, scroll to the bottom of the page to click the 'save to favourites' button. The cards will now be added to your favourites list, so you can find them again easily.

You can also grab just certain sections of card sets. Open the cards you're interested in and click 'use this set'. You can now choose the cards you want to add to your new set (to just add a single card that you're looking at, click 'use this card'). Once you've chosen the cards you want to add, type a title for your new set at the top of the page and click continue. You can use this method to build whole sets of customised cards.

Take a look through all the revision cards we have and try them out for yourself. Or have a go at creating your own set of revision cards.