Does the word "class" sound idiomatic in questions about grades/years at school, e.g.: What class are you in?

Is it acceptable to say: "I'm in (the) fourth class" (see here)? (I've added this question after placing my post here.)

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    In BrE, what year are you in? will lead to a response such as year 7 whereas what class are you in? will lead to a response such as class 7B (since most schools have more than one class in each year). (What grade are you in? won't necessarily be understood by British children.) Could be different in American English, though. – rjpond Sep 14 '17 at 6:59
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    In the US, class in an academic context refers to a course on a subject in a school where the students move from room to room for their different subjects (She's in our geometry class) or to one's graduating year in high school or college/university (She is in the class of 2018) or to the students, en masse, in one of the years in high school or college (We have a very talented freshman class this year) – Tᴚoɯɐuo Sep 14 '17 at 10:19

It depends on the region, as rjpond said. In InE, we are now shifting to 'grade.' Which grade you are in? ~ Grade 7. As a kid, I had always answered 'Which class you are in?' ~ 7th Class!

Interestingly, in InE, 'years' are generally for the 'colleges' and not 'schools.' Say if you are in year 3, it would mean that you are in a college and in third year of some professional course.

In practice are all three: years, grades, and classes.

Here and here are the comparisons.

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